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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Does boric acid cause internal chemical burn?

I was prescribed boric acid for a yeast infection that won’t go away with diflucan. I used two of the boric acid so far and I’m bleeding and it feels burny inside. Should I continue this treatment? It doesn’t seem right to me. Could this cause a chemical burn inside?
Fri, 8 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
No,there is no scientific evidence that boric acid cause internal chemical burn.
Boric acid is used as an antiseptic, insecticide.
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