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how to take care of a perforation from a suppository

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Perforation: The suppository would have been long melted.. Perforation not possible if thermometer us inserted carefully.
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Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wen answered
26 years experience Pharmacology
No: I assume your toddler took some suppository for fever. It would not effect so quickly so i will give another 20 minutes before i take the temp/onset ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could you insert it?: Hard to answer. If you were able to insert it then clearly the hymen is open somewhat. This would be expected. If you are having periods then clearly ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually < 1 hour: I depends on the suppository. Some are glycerin and only stimulate the rectum by their irritant properties. Bisacodyl suppositories ( dulcolax, etc. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kim
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Would depend on the clinical situation, but would be best to check with your doctor.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: The only ingredient of that product that would trigger such a response is phenylephrine. Since suppositories are notorious for their unpredictable abs ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
28 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Suppository is designed to slide into anus (pointy end first). Have a high oil content so slide easily. Designed to dissolve to deliver medication (pr ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: I see you are on a regiment for treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. I would contact the doctor who prescribed the medication originally. They have examin ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Children suppository: You do not remove the suppositories.Once you insert in the anus these go up in the rectum and dissolve.If used for constipation like glycerine or Dulc ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayan Shah
68 years experience Gastroenterology
About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working.
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