Why you should not take Boric Acid for Yeast Infection during Pregnancy: Some women has been asking us question “Can I use boric acid for yeast infection while pregnant” Some pregnant women wants to know if it is safe to use boric acid – know more under.
Vaginal yeast infection is a common problem in pregnancy. Yeast infections are especially common during pregnancy because hormonal changes can disrupt the pH balance of the vagina. According to a research, about 20 percent of women have Candida yeast in their vagina normally. That number goes up to 30 percent during pregnancy. Yeast is more likely to cause infection during pregnancy due to hormone fluctuations.
Now, boric acid suppositories are not safe in pregnancy:
Inserting boric acid suppositories for treatment of yeast infection during pregnancy can lead to:
Congenital birth defects like hole in the heart, achondroplasia (short bones), oesophageal and tracheal fistulae, microtia, polycystic kidney disease etc
- Pregnancy loss,
- Low birth weight babies
- Premature delivery
- Bleeding in pregnancy
You can see for yourself now that boric acid is poison to pregnancy, I will advice you to avoid using it.
Some women who think they have a yeast infection actually have a bacterial infection like bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis, and a yeast infection medication will only prolong the issue and make it worse.
If you have a yeast infection, your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter or prescription antifungal cream or vaginal suppository.
The following over-the-counter and prescription yeast infection treatments are generally considered safe during pregnancy, but be sure to check with your practitioner before starting treatment, don’t self diagnose or self medicate
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