How do suppositories work? In a way, they are like a shot of water. When you are in the middle of a sore, swollen area, or after having just had a bath, it is normal to get a little water. After a while, however, the water will start to dry out, and you will have a little problem with getting more water from that area. In fact, you may find that you need a couple of suppositories each day to keep your skin moist.
You might think that the water is drying out your skin, but it’s not. Water helps to keep the area moist, but it also helps to hydrate and moisturize that same area. The moisture also keeps the area from drying out. When the area dries out, it does take a little longer to heal up, so by keeping the area moist, you can ensure that the healing process goes more smoothly and quickly.
So how do suppositories work? They actually are capsules filled with ingredients that are designed to hydrate the area. For example, you might find that one pill contains capsaicin, which is a spicy ingredient that helps to keep the area dry. Another ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is used to increase the elasticity and strength of the skin, making the area less prone to sagging and wrinkling. Then there is an amino acid called glutamine, which helps to break down the proteins in the skin so they can be absorbed better. When taken in combination, these ingredients make for a great suppository that will make the healing process go much more smoothly, leaving you with fewer painful side effects.