Use of vaginal suppositories, the remedy for vaginal infections

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Vaginal infections are a more common problem than we think, since most women suffer, at least once throughout their lives, from an infection in the genital area. Generally, these are produced by a decompensation in the natural balance of the flora, which is made up of a group of microorganisms that protect the vagina.

Taking antibioticspregnancy, diabetes or the use of excessively aggressive soaps or perfumes for the area, among other things, can lead to the decrease or increase of these microorganisms, generating an infection. In addition to a possible irritation and burning sensation in the vulva and vagina, one of the most reliable clues to detect the existence of an infection is through vaginal discharge. If we notice that it changes color, texture or smell, it means that something is wrong. The most common infections are caused by candida or fungi, which is why this type of condition is known as candidiasis vaginal.

Uses and application of vaginal suppositories

  • Frequently, the indicated treatment for this type of imbalance is vaginal suppositories. They are small capsules, similar to suppositories, which usually contain clotrimazole and which are inserted into the vagina to prevent and cure this type of infection. Its form of application is very simple, you will simply have to introduce the tablet inside the vagina, generally with your fingers or with the help of an applicator that is included in the medication box.
  • Gradually and thanks to the temperature of the vagina, it will dissolve taking effect during the following hours. It is advisable to carry out the treatment at night since during this period of time the body will be at rest and in this way you will make sure not to expel the egg abroad. However, you should use a slip liner to prevent your underwear from staining since, as it dissolves, the ovule releases a whitish substance.
  • This type of ovules have the advantage that they act directly on the area where the problem is located, that is, in the vagina. Contrary to what happens with oral medications, suppositories do not have to pass through the gastrointestinal tract or bloodstream before taking effect on the existing ailment or injury.
  • Vaginal suppositories are supplied without a prescription, but it is advisable that you go to your gynecologist for a complete cytological examination to determine the type of infection you have. In this way, he will prescribe the specific and appropriate treatment that will eradicate the problem effectively. To help prevent infections, wear cotton underwear, neutral intimate soaps and always keep the area dry, since humidity makes it more conducive to the proliferation of bacteria.

Instructions for correct placement of vaginal suppositories

Vaginal suppositories are manufactured in the ideal shape to be easily inserted into the vagina, so the process to do so will not be too complicated for you. You just have to relax and follow the steps that we show you below:

  • First wash your hands.
  • Extract the egg from its corresponding packaging.
  • As we have already indicated to you before, some vaginal suppositories come with an included applicator. In this case, you must place the suppository in the hole at the tip of the applicator before inserting it into the vagina.
  • To make it much easier for you to place the ovule, you should be sitting or lying down with your legs open or slightly bent.
  • Either with your fingers or with the help of the applicator, you must introduce the ovule inside the vagina slowly and gently. Push until it is as far in as possible. If you use the applicator, you must press on its plunger to release it and then gently remove it.
  • Finally, you should wash your hands again to remove any remains that may have remained on the skin when handling the vaginal suppositories. Ready! Very soon it will take effect and the symptoms of the infection will disappear completely.

Some considerations about vaginal suppositories

Before applying a vaginal suppository, it is recommended that you carefully read the package insertYou should take into account a number of considerations.

  • You must complete the treatment from start to finish. This means that if, for example, in the middle of the treatment your menstruation drops, you must still continue applying the ovules. Of course, in this case you will have to stop using tampons or a menstrual cup.
  • You should not use the applicator to insert the suppositories into the vagina if you are pregnant.
  • Vaginal suppositories can affect the effectiveness of some contraceptive methods such as the diaphragm or condom. For this reason, the most advisable thing is that, during the days that the treatment lasts, you do not have sexual relations. In this way, you will also help to calm the symptoms of the infection.
  • The suppositories should not be used after the expiration date that appears on the package as they will have lost their effectiveness.
  • You should store them in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children.

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