How to Insert a Suppository
Preparatory drugs, the suppositories, are usually administered in vagina / anus. The suppositories happen to melt at body temperature and are conveniently assimilated in the internal lining of vagina / rectum. While administering suppositories, make sure that your hands are thoroughly washed:
- Put on gloves.
- Unpack the suppository.
- Lie over your left side. Bring your left leg up to your bust. The posture so assumed will reveal your anal area for a relatively convenient suppository insertion.
- After lubricating sufficiently bring the frontal top of the medicine in contact with the anal opening.
- Now shove in the medicine with a gentle index finger’s push.
- Remain in the posture for a couple of minutes to allow the suppository contents get absorbed fully. To prevent the medicine from backslide; you may press your butt area from both sides.
Finally, the Insertion
- By the time you’re done with the evening hygiene routine; acquire a dorsal recumbent posture over bed. Lie over your back and fold up your knees.
- Open labia and induce the medicine into the vaginal opening.
- Manage to remain in the posture for sufficient time allowing the vaginal canal fully absorb the contents.
- Make sure to deposit the suppository as deep as possible. You may, however, reinsert it in case it happens to slide out.
- Don’t delay insertion once the suppository is unpacked.
- By chemical composition the medicine is a laxative and therefore requires some time for complete absorption, so your best bet would be not to defecate a couple of hours post insertion.
- After melting the medicine can leak out again. Therefore, it would be advisable to dispense the suppository at night. During day a sanitary napkin can, however, be employed inside your underwear.
- Don’t store the medicine at warm location for the medicine is volatile to melting.
Certain health conditions prescribe suppositories. However, your practitioner’s advice is finally worth dispensing it!
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