Boric Acid causes irritation?

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Hi Ladies! I need some help. I have had BV 4 times in 5 months. My Dr feels that we have never really gotten rid of it and that's why it keeps flaring up. I have been on Metronidazole (orally) for the past 10 days and she has now asked me to try boric acid suppositories from the pharmacy for 21 days. I tried the first suppository last night and this afternoon I have noticed a lot of watery discharge and some redness on my inner labia. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? Should I keep using it or should I stop? This stuff always happens on the weekends after hours....ugh! Any advice would be so great!!

Thank you!!

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    yes it can cause irritation it caused me to spot after the very first night of using it. It is a strong medience and I think to high if dosage can cause irritation to some people my skin is very sensitive it did was it was supposed to do but I couldn't take it anymore because of the spotting hope this helps!

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      Thanks so much for letting me know about our experience. It makes me feel better to know that I am not alone in all of this. I am going to give the Boric Acid one more try tonight and see what it does tomorrow! I'll keep you posted!

      Thanks again!

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    I never had those symptoms when I used the boric acid suppositories. They do work very well tho. If you're not sure that you want to continue using them you should try pure vitamin c pills and insert them vaginally. I've been on em for 3 nights and it works but it hasn't completely cured me yet. I've heard some women say its cured them but you have to b on it for a certain amount of time. I hope this helps.

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      Hey! I heard about Vitamin C inserted vaginally. That's a good idea. My skin is so sensitive in that area...especially bc I have had kids. Thank you again so much for the reply. It means a lot!

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    You're so welcome love. I know hhow much bv sucks and I would love to help you. I've had bv for seven years. Vitamin c is something we need so hopefully this helps you babe. Let me know if this helpsyou. Make sure you get pure vitamin c. I got mine from dollar general and iI haven't had am odor at all but still some discharge but not as much as noemal

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    Hey I know what u mean, I took metronidazole orally it worked lovely I recently got my period and it came back. It is a nightmare and has ruined my life. I have not tried anything else but I was recommended the boric acid capsules which I may try. But the vitamin c I'm hesitant to put that there.

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    Okay, so I have used the Boric Acid the last 2 nights. The comments you all gave were so helpful. I decided that it was the drainage which was causing the irritation. I stopped trying to dry myself out and just wore a panty liner. The good news is that the irritation went away! I am feeling better, not so itchy.

    Thanks for your help. It means the world to not be alone.

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    I took the metronidazole once and tbey worked for ME and gas still been away for 4 montbs
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