Boric acid 3% has antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial and astringent properties. For these reasons, it finds it way in many home remedies and also medicinal prescriptions.
Boric acid provides soothing relief from ears irritation, and helps remove pollutants from the eye such as smog, chlorine, or other chemicals. Boric Acid is helpful for weeping eczema, dermatitis, ulcers, bed sores, acute respiratory disease and otitis.
It is also used for various kinds of ear infections in both humans and pets. When topically used in specific areas such as the feet, it can reduce excessive sweating which causes smelling of the feet. Other skin problems that boric acid will combat with athlete's foot and most of fungal and yeast infections on the skin. It is also useful for treating epidermal wounds on the skin due to its antiseptic properties. It can be included in the dressings for minor wounds such as cuts and burns.