Boric acid is an antiseptic, antifungal and disinfectant used externally in the form of aqueous and alcoholic solutions, powders, ointments. This medication penetrates well through the mucous membranes, is rather slowly excreted from the body and is able to accumulate in organs and tissues. Boric acid has a wide spectrum of action, but before using it, you should carefully study the instructions for use.
Indications for the use of boric acid
Boric acid has many indications for its use. An aqueous solution of such a drug is recommended to be used for the purpose of applying lotions directly to weeping foci with dermatitis. In addition, it can be actively used to wash the skin in case of redheads. A 2% aqueous solution can be used as a rinse in the mouth, pharynx and pharynx, as well as for washing the urinary tract.
A saturated solution of boric acid helps to heal pityriasis versicolor. To do this, it is necessary to rub this drug into the lesions once a day for a week. It should be borne in mind that after the disappearance of the rashes, you should continue to rub the area of the former lesions with the medicine several times a week for about a month. The alcoholic content of boric acid has an antiseptic and antipruritic effect, it is used to wipe the skin around the foci of pyoderma.
The powder form of this medication, as a rule, is used for the purpose of blowing into the ear for ear diseases. In addition, the powder in combination with an alcohol solution is used as ear drops, as well as for wetting turunda in the presence of chronic otitis media. Ointments containing boric acid are used for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, neurodermatitis, and dermatomycosis.
Also, 5% boric ointment is used in case of dryness and cracks in the skin. Boric acid foot baths help to cure diseases such as hyperhidrosis. In addition, for fungal infections of the feet and diaper rash, this tool is widely used in the form of a powder for dusting.
Contraindications to the use of boric acid
The use of such a drug is strictly prohibited for patients with impaired renal function. In addition, boric acid should not be used by pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers for the purpose of breast treatment, and children. Also, it is not recommended to apply the medication to large areas of mucous membranes and skin.
What are the side effects of boric acid
It should be noted that the long-term use of the drug contributes to the occurrence of negative reactions. The most common side effects that develop from the use of boric acid include: the appearance of chronic and acute toxic reactions in the form of nausea, skin rashes, diarrhea, headaches, vomiting, desquamation of the epithelium, confusion, oliguria and seizures. In addition, in rare cases, a state of shock may occur.