Humco Boric Acid Powder is a chemical used in many pharmacies to compound special preparations (compounding prescriptions) according to a physician’s orders. As a chemical, it is not labeled with any use of directions for use. Boric acid is not only used pharmaceutically, but can also be applied in the following areas:
- Household Uses: Placing boric acid on carpets can help rid them of fleas. Boric acid can also inhibit the growth of fungus, making it a great wood preservative and termite defender in household furniture. Adding boric acid to your laundry load can help to remove stains and odor from clothing. Boric acid is also effective as an insecticide and pesticide.
- Medical Uses: Boric acid has anti-arthritic properties that helps it promote bone and joint health. It also works as a natural and effective treatment for vaginal yeast infections and athlete’s foot. When heavily diluted with water, boric acid can be used to create and easy and effective eye wash for minor irritation or contagious eye infections.
- Cosmetic Uses: Boric acid is a commonly found ingredient in topical products that treat acne and other skin issues, as it can help kill breakout-causing bacteria.