Ailment: Nail fungus
Borax as a source of boron. Boron deficiency, supplementation, chelation, heavy metals, fluorides, fungicide, anti-microbial. How to use borax both internally and externally.
Side-effects posted by David NIven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 7 February 2023 at 12:51 5421
Borax on the skin warning.
I had a fungal infection in a toe nail in my left foot, and the infection spread to the bottom of my left foot and between the toes. It was not athlete’s foot because there was no smell, but the skin in the infected areas bubbled and peeled. I treated this fungal infection by spraying the whole of my left foot with a borax solution twice a day. The solution was made by dissolving two teaspoons of borax in a litre of water.
After two months the nail was much improved and the fungal infection on the skin of my left foot had nearly disappeared.
One morning when doing my daily exercises, the muscle in my left ankle collapsed. There was no pain whatsoever, but the muscles in my left ankle had no strength and just turned to jelly.
The only likely cause was the borax that I was spraying on my left foot, so I immediately stopped spraying the borax on the skin of my left foot. However, I continued taking my daily dose of borax orally in a drink, as I have done for decades.
The next day my left foot was significantly improved, and 48 hours later it was back to normal.
This leads to several conclusions:
1. Borax is readily absorbed through the skin.
2. After borax is absorbed through the skin, it can affect the muscles or nerves or tissues beneath where it was absorbed.
3. It is possible to overdose on borax. In my case, the effect was loss of muscle control. It is not clear if this was the inability of nerves to control the muscle, or the muscle itself stopped working properly. My guess is the former.
4. Recovery was surprisingly rapid after I stopped the borax skin application.
5. We should be very careful when adding borax to a bath, especially a daily bath or a frequent and regular soak. The amount of borax added to a regular bath should probably not be significantly more than one is taking as an oral dose.