Boric acid 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, eyes inflammations, acute respiratory desiase and otitis. Swimmers use boric acid solutions to clean their ears of fungi that might have entered their eyes from the water when swimming. 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 can combat with are athlete's foot and most kinds 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.