You may be wondering how vaginal suppositories work if your doctor has prescribed them.A suppository is a delivery system that can be used to deliver medicine to the vagina.When the suppository is in the vagina, it will release the medicine to treat a condition of the body.The suppository may come with a plastic one to help you insert it.
Step 1: It’s a good idea to clean your vagina.
Use a mild soap to wash your vagina.Do not wash the inside of your vagina.It’s important to wash your hands.To remove soap, rinse your vaginal area and hands.Use a clean cotton cloth to dry your skin.As you insert the suppository, it’s a good idea to clean your vagina and hands.
Step 2: The suppository needs to be prepared.
If the suppository is already pre-filled with the cream or tablets, unwrap it.If it isn’t pre-filled, use your other hand to place the cream or tablets at the other end of the applicator.Attach the tube of cream to the applicator tightly so that it doesn’t fall off.To get the correct dose, squeeze the tube of cream.Save the tube for your next dose.If you want to know how much is in the cream suppository’s applicator, there are marks on it, such as 1 gram, 2 grams, etc.
Step 3: Your body needs to be in position.
Stand with your legs and knees together.One foot can be raised on a stool, the edge of the toilet, a bathtub or a chair.You can lie on your back with your knees bent.Your feet should be shoulder width apart.It will be easier to insert the suppository in one of the positions.
Step 4: You can open your lips.
Use your non-dominant hand to separate your lips.This will show your vagina.While you use your dominant hand to place the suppository, keep it exposed.It may seem difficult at first, but try to relax.You can try until you successfully insert the suppository if you remind yourself that it will take a little getting used to.
Step 5: The suppository should be pushed into your vagina.
If you want to insert the suppository into your vagina, use your forefinger.If you want the suppository to be in your vagina, push it as far as possible.All of the suppository should be delivered to your vagina if you use an applicator.You’ll know the suppository is in your vagina when your forefinger is up to the knuckle.
Step 6: Dispose of the device.
If it’s reuseable, wash it with some gentle soap and water and if not, throw it away.You should wash and dry your hands.It could take up to an hour for the suppository to be completely dissolved.If you’re walking around, you may notice leaking.Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your suppository.You won’t need to remove the suppository since it will be in your vagina.
Step 7: The suppository can be kept at room temperature.
Suppositories are usually made of either fat or water.Once you put them in your vagina, they’ll begin to melt.If you want to prevent suppositories from melting, store them at room temperature.If you live in a hot area, consider refrigerating them.The drugs, herbs, hormones, and lubricants will be released through the melting process.
Step 8: You can use suppositories during your period.
If you’ve been prescribed a suppository, your doctor believes you will benefit the most from the delivery system.Continue to use your doctor’s prescribed suppositories if you start to menstruate.Make sure to use a sanitary pad.Remember to put the suppository in at the next scheduled time if you forget a dose.Don’t take more than one dose at a time.
Step 9: At night, place suppositories.
You should put the suppositories in your vagina before you go to sleep.If you need to use them during the day, consider wearing a sanitary pad or liner.Don’t use a t-shirt to soak up the leak.The medication will be less effective if you use a tampon.Your vaginal walls will be irritated by contraceptives.
Step 10: There are side effects to watch for.
Since vaginal suppositories are used for a variety of medical conditions, side effects may differ.Most side effects don’t require medical attention.Vaginal irritation, burning or itching, can be experienced in general.
Step 11: Know when to seek medical attention.
Let your doctor know if you have any pain.Contact your doctor if you think you have an allergic reaction.There are signs of an allergic reaction that include swelling of the vagina and vulva area.You should check the document that came with your suppository for specific allergy risks.If you’re using suppositories, talk to your doctor about whether or not you should stop having sex.If you are having problems with the suppository, you should talk to your doctor.During an office visit, your doctor or nurse may be able to teach you how to use it.