The Balm Lady Blog

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Yeast Infections, and Vaginal Health

Posted by Monica Peralta on

Bacterial vaginosis is simply the result of an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina. It officially counts as inflammation (in one of the most uncomfortable places), and causes symptoms such as...

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Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories FAQs

Posted by Monica Peralta on

it is safe to use pharmaceutical grade boric acid tablets as suppositories.

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Boric Acid...and Your Vagina?

Posted by Monica Peralta on

"You put what up there?"

I thought I had heard her wrong. But no.

"Boric acid."

"I'm sorry - acid. Up there?"

Apparently it works. Go figure.

"So you're telling me that something that could kill you if you swallowed it...can work wonders in your...vagina?"

Monica assured me again and again, but I still thought she was a little cracked. Maybe this is what happens to Etsy nuts, I thought, they start to go...

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On Perfume

Posted by Monica Peralta on

The perfume or cologne we choose has it's place too - it's the constant smell that will frame your (and those of who you come into contact with) experiences while you are wearing it. 

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Acetaminophen: Killing More Than Pain

Posted by Monica Peralta on

When was the last time a doctor recommended you take acetaminophen, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or one of the common NSAIDs for pain and inflammation? This week? 

Me too.


Did your doctor mention the common side effects? Mine didn't.


Consumer Reportswrote about a recent study in Scotland where researchers found that, while we all know that overdosing on acetaminophen can be fatal, a toxic overdose can also be...

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