How to Insert Supppositories Without Applicator
How to insert suppositories without applicator? If you have a suppository without an applicator, there are some steps you can follow to insert it yourself. If you’re not sure, ask a friend or family member to help you.
How long after you insert a suppository?
Step 1: Wash your hands with soap and water. You may also need hand sanitizer. Rinse thoroughly and dry your hands with a clean towel or paper towel.
You can also use a lubricating jelly such as K-Y Jelly to help the applicator slide smoothly.
Then, remove the suppository from its packaging and gently squeeze it to make sure that it is firm enough to insert. If it’s not, hold it under cold water or place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to harden it.
Step 2: Lie on your back with knees toward your chest. This will expose your vaginal opening and make it easier to push the suppository in.
Once you’re in this position, hold the suppository with your hand and gently push it into the vagina with your fingertip. The distance should be approximately 1/2 to 1 inch.
You may need to practice a few times until you get the hang of it. If you have trouble pushing it in, ask your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
When inserting the suppository into your body, remember that it’s best to insert it in the evening before going to bed. This will help reduce leaking and discomfort.