Does boric acid make you wetter?
After using a boric acid suppository you might feel wetter because there’d be a little discharge of what’s not absorbed into the vagιnal blood vessels. This discharge occurs only for a little while and has no relation with a hormonal-induced moistening of the vagιna. Besides, you should never use boric acid suppositories to achieve this moistening. It is a very poisonous agent that is only recommended by physicians when a certain vagιnal condition continues to reoccur after treatment with other safer or milder vagιnal medications.
Why does boric acid make me wet?
Boric acid suppositories are cylindrical drugs (longer than capsules) that are inserted through the vagιnal opening to cure certain vagιnal conditions like Trichomonas. On insertion, the solid tube melts under the action of the internal body temperature and then, assumes a fluid-like consistency. It is this fluid that is then absorbed into the blood vessels surrounding the vagιna. Meanwhile, you should note that it is not every drop of this fluid that will end up being absorbed. The rest would still find a route of escape. And that is what you could tag as the wetness you feel.
Wetness as linked to a female is a hormonal-controlled response that happens when there’s a $exual motive.
The wetness is caused by a jelly like fluid produced by the vagιna, and it only happens to aid lubrication of the vagιnal walls. The discharge you notice after using boric acid suppositories is neither thick nor jelly-like.
It’s a chalky and relatively clear fluid that occurs as a result of the medication used. So, it is safe to conclude that boric acid doesn’t make you wet.
If you aren’t comfortable with the discharge, it is recommended that you stick with panty liners. They are cotton absorbers that you use for lining your panties immediately after inserting the suppository.
Like a menstrual pad, it soaks in any form of discharge that occurs. Besides, the discharge isn’t usually that severe and may end in five minutes or less.
It’s only in few cases where there is a side reaction of the vagιna to the boric acid used. A white discharge from the vagιna is one of the side effects of using boric acid suppositories.
One mistake you shouldn’t make is use boric acid suppositories when you do not have any underlying vagιnal condition.
Do not be led to think that the discharge noticed after insertion of the suppository will stand in place of the hormonal-controlled response.
What are the side effects of using boric acid suppositories?
Boric acid is dangerous and will most often not be prescribed by physicians until there is a need to.
Boric acid is a medicinal agent that is still under close observation. No one knows the exact medicinal effects or side effects of the drug. What this means is that the side effects vary from one person to the other.
Below are some of the commonly noticed ones;
- Redness around the vagιnal opening
- Swelling around the vagιnal opening and walls.
- A peppery feel noticed by females that have open sores around their vagιnal opening.
- A watery discharge from the vagιna after insertion of the suppository.
If you notice any of the side effects listed out here, you should immediately stop using the suppository. It could be that your body is reacting to the constituents of the suppository.
When not to use boric acid suppositories
Boric acid should also not be administered when the lady is under certain conditions. Check out the list below;
- Boric acid is very harmful to a developing fetus. As a result, it is strongly recommended that pregnant women stay away from boric acid suppositories to prevent unnecessary issues.
Your doctor could easily prescribe something milder than boric acid. Examples of such options include antibacterial and antifungal creams.
- Boric acid should never be used after a female has only recently had surgery around her vagιna. This also applies to females that have open sores or wounds around their vagιna.
The effect of boric acid suppositories to the wounds is an irritation of the vagιnal walls. And irritation could lead to other complicated issues like redness of the vagιna, swelling, more boils, rashes, etc.
Note that boric acid is also so poisonous that it should never be administered via the oral route. The only accepted route for boric acid suppositories is the vagιnal route.
When to use boric acid suppositories
In the above section, you’d see the different side effects noticed by different people. And it’s indeed surprising that some other people experience some other side effects more severe than those ones.
Below are some conditions that may validate you using boric acid suppositories;
- A reoccurrence of the vagιnal condition even after your physician has prescribed the mild and safe options.
- An occurrence of a very severe vagιnal case.
For example, the observation of colored—green or a very thick hue of yellow—vagιnal discharges with very pungent smells may be as a result of an underlying vagιnal condition.
Without these two reasons listed above, you’d most likely not receive a boric acid recommendation from your doctor.
How to take better care of your vag
You also need to note that most vagιnal conditions occur as a result of some hygiene-related issues. So, all you’d need to do is to stick to certain hygienic rites and procedures.
Some of them include the following;
- Changing your underwear, tampons and menstrual pads often. Conditions like bacterial vaginosis occur as a result of bad bacteria species into the normal flora of the vagιna.
And really, there’s no other place these bad bacteria can be sourced except from dirty underwear or tampons that have been on for over six hours.
Get accustomed to the habit of changing your menstrual pads thrice e every day.
- You should also be very conscious of the kind of toilet that you use. Stay away from public toilets as much as possible. You should also clean the ones you have at home too.
When you are done using the toilet, do not swipe your tissue pads from your anal opening to your vagιnal opening. Work the tissue pad in the reverse direction.
- Never use harsh or highly perfumed soaps to wash your vagιnal area. Most doctors would even recommend that you stick with water only. That way, you don’t have to get your vagιnal walls irritated.
- None of the vagιnal conditions are transmitted via $ex. However, when a lady has multiple sleeping partners, there could be an occurrence of these conditions.
If you aren’t married, try to pay a blind eye to $exual relations. It’d save you a whole lot of stress. If you are $exually active however, ensure that you stick to one partner.