Boric Acid to Treat Yeast Infections In Diabetic Women

Diabetic women are likely to have more success in treating their yeast infections with boric acid vaginal suppositories than with azole drugs, such as the anti fungal medication fluconazole.

According to a recent report, many yeast infections in women with diabetes are "due to non–albicans Candida species such as C. glabrata and C. tropicalis. Observational studies indicate that diabetic patients with C. glabrata VVC respond poorly to azole drugs."

Source: Diabetes Care 30:312-317, 2007

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