Q: How does boric acid work?
A: Boric acid is a compound found in seawater and that naturally helps to restore normal vaginal balance. When the vagina's normal balance is restored, helpful bacteria thrive, preventing odor and other feminine issues. Each pH-D suppository contains 600 mg of USP grade boric acid which is the therapeutic amount recommended by doctors including Dr Arumala.
Q: Is it safe to use pH-D on a regular basis?
A : Yes, you can use pH-D 2-4 times per week. It is effective in preventing and eliminating feminine odor caused by: menstruation, intercourse, exercise and vagina imbalance during menopause.
Q: How long should you use pH-D?
Use the suppositories until you are asymptomatic. We tell our customers that you can use for 1-2 days after symptoms subside just in case. For preventative use, we recommend using 2-4 suppositories per week, especially if you are prone to infections. Additionally, a lot of our customers use our suppositories when there could be an issue with vaginal imbalance, such as during or after your period, after intercourse, pre-menopause or during menopause, during antibiotic use or if customers use an IUD.
Q: What is the recommended dosage of pH-D?
A : 600 mg of boric acid is the recommended dosage, which is included in each suppository. The CDC says that you can use vaginal boric acid up to 14 consecutive days. For acute cases we recommend using until patients are asymptomatic. Usually results will be seen in 2-7 days.
Q: When and how often should I insert the pH-D suppository?
A : We recommend using one suppository at night. For acute cases you can use one suppository every 12 hours. We would recommend wearing a panty liner, especially when using during the day as there may be mild discharge.
Q: How is pH-D different from other boric acid suppositories?
- We are the first to make pre-compounded boric acid Vaginal Suppositories
- Only 600mg boric acid suppository available at retail
- Made in a FDA registered facility that we own and operate
- Small gelatin capsule measuring less than one inch
- Female founder and CEO
Q: What is a suppository? How do I use one?
A: The pH-D boric acid suppository is a solid dosage form that looks like a pill capsule and that is inserted into the vagina where it dissolves.
Typically, a suppository is used overnight so it can dissolve while you sleep, but you certainly can use during the daytime. We recommend inserting 1 suppository into the vagina at night and to use if for 2-4 nights or until your symptoms subside. A suppository can be inserted using your fingers or else with an applicator similar to using a tampon. A suppository typically dissolves in 4-12 hours, but each woman is individual, and times maybe be longer or shorter.
Q: What are some possible boric acid suppository side effects?
A: Some women may experience side effects such as watery discharge (that resolves spontaneously after treatment), redness, mild burning, or gritty residue in your vagina. We do recommend using a panty liner after usage.
For those who do experience mild burning or irritation, it usually is caused when the suppository is not inserted far enough into your vagina.
Q: I used a suppository and have experience some spotting, should I be concerned?
A : A small percentage of women experience spotting when using boric acid suppositories. It is safe to continue use if you are comfortable doing so. However, if it worsens or you begin to experience burning or irritation, we recommend you discontinue use.
Q: I used a suppository and have experienced some bleeding, should I be concerned?
A small percentage of women experience spotting and/or bleeding when using boric acid suppositories. It is safe to continue use if it is slight and you are comfortable doing so. However, discontinue use if it worsens and becomes more pronounced. Also, discontinue use if you experience burning or irritation.
Q: Is boric acid safe?
Boric acid has been used for decades by healthcare professionals for vaginal odor and as a result, there are many studies that have been conducted on its safety and efficacy. Our product is recommended by thousands of doctors and nurse practitioners in women’s health.
Q: Can I have sex while taking pH-D suppositories? Oral sex?
A: Yes, you can have sex (including oral sex) after using pH-D. However, it is important to make sure the suppository has completely dissolved before doing so to avoid mild skin irritation. It can take anywhere from 4-12 hours to dissolve, but each woman is individual, and times may be longer or shorter.
Q: Will it affect my birth control pill??
A: Our product will not affect your birth control pill.
Q: Can I use boric acid suppositories with my Nuvaring®?
A : We are not aware of the potential impact boric acid may have on your Nuvaring and its effectiveness. Please consult your healthcare provider or the manufacturer of Nuvaring.
Q: Is it safe to use them if I currently have an IUD birth control?
A: Yes, it is safe to use with an IUD.
Q: Can boric acid impact or break down condoms?
A: It may in fact break down a condom, so we recommend making sure it has completely dissolved before having sex. This can be anywhere from 4-12 hours to dissolve, but each woman is individual, and times may be longer or shorter.
Q: Will boric acid treat or prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or pregnancy?
Q: Can you use boric acid suppositories while pregnant?
A : There have not been enough studies done on boric acid with pregnancy. We would not recommend using boric acid suppositories during pregnancy.
Q: Is it safe to have intercourse after I have inserted the suppository?
A : We recommend refraining from intercourse until after the suppository has completely dissolved. This takes between 4-12 hours.
Q: Is it safe to nurse my child and use this product?
A : Please consult your healthcare provider if you are nursing or pregnant.
Q: Is there a time in my life when I should not use boric acid suppositories?
A: If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant you should discuss the use of boric acid with your healthcare provider. Boric Acid is US FDA pregnancy category as “not classified.” , meaning there is not enough data to know the risks of potential fetal harm.
Q: Can I use boric acid during my period?
A: It is safe to use boric acid while on your period, but if you are not comfortable, you can wait until your period ends to use boric acid again.
Q: Where are pH-D Boric Acid Suppositories made?
A : All pH-D Feminine Health products are proudly made in the U.S.A. Our products are manufactured in-house at our own FDA-registered facilities, located in Nebraska and Tennessee, ensuring the highest quality standards.
Q: Where can I purchase boric acid vaginal suppositories?
A : pH-D Feminine Health provides the highest quality boric acid suppositories and applicators through our website and through retailers such as CVS, Target and Amazon. (link to Where to Buy)
Q: I bought the applicators and read they are reusable, how do I clean them?
A : To clean the applicators, you can put them in the dishwasher, wash with soap and warm water or boil in water for a few minutes. Our applicators do pull into two pieces if you pull hard! They will pop back together, too.