A suppository is a piece of matter that is inserted either into the rectum or the vagina to deliver a drug. The solid that is inserted will then dissolve and effectively deliver the medicine to induce a beneficial effect to the person taking the suppository. Vaginal suppositories are commonly used to treat gynecological issues and infections that adversely effect the health of a patient. Vaginal suppositories are also used as a method of birth control; the suppository is inserted into the vagina and given about 10 minutes to dissolve, this then creates a spermicidal barrier that prevents the sperm from reaching the eggs.
Many women who are afflicted with a vaginal yeast infection can benefit from the use of a suppository. Boric acid is perhaps the most popular vaginal suppository used against yeast infection, the anti-fungus/anti-viral properties of Boris acid will eliminate the infection and is one of the few suppositories than can be bought in a pharmacy
without a prescription. There are a variety of other kinds of infections that may need the suppository treatment, but the suppository needed may vary and it is important to see a gynecologist if you think you are suffering from an infection.
Many suppositories can not be obtained without a prescription and will only be made available to you when your gynecologists recommends it. Suppositories can either be liquid or solid. Many solid suppositories are employed when a medicine needs to be dissolved in the area in order to be effective. A liquid suppository refers to the injection of a fluid by a syringe, or other similar means, and is generally used for rectal ailments only (but not always). Suppositories may also be used when a person has a problem ingesting a liquid or oral medication, such as vomiting, or when the medication is toxic if ingested orally.
The vagina is a natural home to many microbial organisms, and generally this is not a threat to the health of the individual, it is simply the way nature works. A somewhat harmonious relationship ensues and they may even try to fight off any infectious agents trying to infect the area, but they are not always successful. The best way to avoid a vaginal infection is to make sure you maintain a high standard of hygiene, but if an infection does occur, a suppository is usually a great way to cure the ailment. When using a suppository, it is important to wash your hands thoroughly and follow the instructions your gynecologist gave you (if it was not administered at the gynecologist’s office).
There are many vaginal problems, such as itchiness, redness, or similar symptoms that may not necessarily be caused by a yeast infection. If you have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection before, make sure you check with your gynecologist to make sure you know what the problem is, the only way to know exactly what medication you need is to consult a doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is also a good idea to check with your doctor before using any suppositories (even if you have had the infection before, and know exactly what medicine is used) to eliminate any possible health complications due to the medicine.