When searching for alternative treatments that are effective you may come across Boric acid. Boric acid is a chemical substance that has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. It is also used as a preservative, in insecticides and as a flame retardant! In its current form it has been used medicinally for around 300 years but even before that as far back as Ancient Greece, it was there, just in a slightly different form.
The important thing to understand with Boric acid is that it is a toxic substance, and unless you have guidelines from a professional on how to use it safely, you should not choose Boric acid as your yeast infection treatment. You can talk with either your doctor or an alternative practitioner about it, Boric acid is one of the alternative treatments for yeast infections that doctors recognize and some even recommend using alongside another drug based treatment to improve success.
Boric acid should not be used orally or over long time periods, and children, babies and women who are pregnant or nursing should not use it. When used for vaginal yeast infections you may experience certain side effects such as irritation and burning. It should also not be used if there are cuts or open wounds where the yeast infection is.