Boric Acid in Stores
Boric acid in stores is a fungicide and antibacterial that’s available without a prescription in stores. It’s often recommended to treat recurring yeast infections or vaginal trichomoniasis.
Boric acid suppositories have been used to treat bacterial vaginosis for over 100 years and are an effective treatment. The suppositories can be easily purchased in drug stores or over-the-counter (OTC) at your local pharmacy.
There are no federal or state laws that prohibit the sale of borates in stores. However, boric acid is considered toxic when swallowed orally, and can be dangerous for children and pets to handle.
Dosage and Storage: Keep boric acid vaginal suppositories at room temperature and away from children’s reach to prevent accidental overdoses. Store in the original container to prevent light damage.
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How to Use: Using boric acid to kill flies, mosquitoes and other insects is a quick way to get rid of them without having to add chlorine. For pools, borate can be added to the water to lower pH and make it harder for algae to grow.
The chemistry of borate makes it less efficient than soda ash or sodium bicarb at killing algae. Algae are carbon-based life forms that eat hydrogen ions (H+). When boron is added to the water, it will disrupt cell wall development and metabolism which inhibits the growth of algae.
Some boric acid products are sold as a pool additive to lower pH and increase total alkalinity. It’s a one-time thing and won’t decompose in the pool like soda ash or sodium bicarb.
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