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How Long Does Boric Acid
Take to Cure BV?

By Lizzie De La Cruz
January 2, 2022

If you’ve suffered from bacterial vaginosis, you’ve had to endure the uncomfortable and somewhat embarrassing symptoms. It can really get in your way. Nobody wants canceled plans because of an uncomfortable, painful, and itchy case of BV. Did you know that there is a remedy available to you, without a prescription? Boric acid for BV treatment might be exactly what you need.

What’s BV?

First, let’s talk about BV, or bacterial vaginosis. It is caused by an imbalance in the bacteria that naturally exist in your vagina. Many of us just suffer through because we are embarrassed to talk to a doctor about it. Without treatment, BV can make it more likely for you to get an STI.

There are a few uncomfortable and annoying symptoms of BV: - A strong, unpleasant smell in your vagina. Some people describe it as being ‘fishy.’ - There is burning pain or discomfort when you pee. - The area around your vagina is really itchy. - You notice a strange, thin, white or gray discharge in your panties.

The good news is that there are a number of treatments available for BV. Using boric acid for BV is a method that has been used for over a hundred years. It’s a natural treatment that helps to restore the balance of bacteria in your vagina. These days, boric acid comes as a suppository tablet that you place directly in your vagina.

How Long Does It Take for Boric Acid for BV to Work?

Boric acid for BV works incredibly well. When combined with an antibiotic treatment and used correctly, you should be feeling much better in about a week.


To use boric acid suppositories correctly, make sure you follow the directions closely. If you have an active case of BV, insert one suppository into your vagina each night for seven nights in a row. If you are trying to avoid getting BV, use the suppositories after sex or during the last days of your period. When in doubt, ask Wisp doctor for advice. It’s best to use Boric Acid in conjunction with an antibiotic treatment — Boric Acid alone typically is not powerful enough to cure an active BV infection, but it can help your vagina maintain a healthy balance to prevent infections from occurring.

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What’s the Easiest Way to Get Treatment for BV?

Many patients just suffer through BV, which is not healthy. Not treating BV can make it easier for you to catch STDs, like HIV or chlamydia. On top of that, BV is uncomfortable, embarrassing, and painful – you don’t need to suffer.

The easiest way to get boric acid for BV and other BV medications is through Wisp’s handy online service. We provide access to licensed physicians who can quickly and easily prescribe the right medications or suggest over-the-counter remedies. Wisp offers fast, discreet, and cost-effective access to the remedies you need.

At Wisp, we believe that nobody knows your body better than you do. Our team empowers women to take control of their own healthcare. We support you as much as you need so you get healthcare on your terms. We also believe that convenient and affordable medication should not be hard to get. We offer a wide range of services, including affordable boric acid for BV that will help you feel back to your vibrant self as soon as possible.

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