So I’ve had a very nasty, stubborn flare that has lasted now nearly a month. I’ve cut all carbs for two weeks as I do a boric acid treatment, which does seem to be helping. The internal infection has definitely started to clear.
The problem is treating the external irritation. Holy hell, I have the worst itch under my external folds and it’s driving me nuts.
Should I try sprinkling the boric acid powder down there or is there something else I should use? All I know is that conventional OTC creams haven’t helped AT ALL for that. I’ve read that hydrogen peroxide can work, but am not sure how safe it is.
I’m also going to throw this in – on top of the discomfort, this is definitely cramping my sex life. At least the last time this happened I was single. My partner has been super cool about it but I can’t help but feel self-conscious. And I’m afraid it’s going to be a while until I’m asymptomatic again…