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How To Take Care Of A Perforation From A Suppository
If I take rect temp 20 min after giving toddler suppository can I cause perforation or would the suppository melted by then?
Perforation: The suppository would have been long melted. Perforation not possible if thermometer us inserted carefully. ...Read more
A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more
Can I take a rectal temp 20 min after giving toddler a suppository if it didn't work? Could that cause bowel perforation?
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 there is an opening to allow blood to pass. If you are really asking if caused you to lose your virginity then the answer is clearly no. Inserting medication into your vagina does not mean you are no longer a virgin. ...Read more
Yes: Would depend on the clinical situation, but would be best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
How do you use preparation h suppositories? Do you take it out or leave it in? Does it hurt? Please help!
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 (prep h-decreases swelling of hemorrhoids). Yes, leave it in-it dissolves. Shouldn't hurt but if you're tense, it can feel tight. Try some deep breaths & inserting it as you exhale. Can wear a glove or wash hands after. Ick factor is the worst part. ...Read more
How long does it take a vaginal suppository to melt? I had one put in on thurs. By the dr. It's sunday and I can still feel it.
Depends: It depends on the type of suppository. Some suppositories are made of gelatin that softens quickly while others are in a more firm form that may take longer. ...Read more
Doc prescribed HC suppositories for 2 weeks. Completed the 2 week course almost 2 weeks ago. Would I be able to take them for another week if need be?
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 examined your body and know your case. There can be side effects from taking HC suppositories long term. Make sure your symptoms are not related to an UC flare. ...Read more
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 Dulcolax it makes the child move bowels, these are epelled out with the stools and there is no absorption. The medicated suppositories are used for absorption of the medicine in a child who is vomiting and help in absoption of meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) suppositori. ...Read more
About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working. ...Read more
Effect right away: Effect kicks in right away, but in order to reach peak it will take 4-8 hours after single dose; assuming this is vaginal supp. ...Read more
How long does it take for an Empaped suppository to be absorbed and after how long should you see the temp start to drop?
Minutes,: Medications given rectally can be absorbed fast, almost same as intramuscular injection, fever would come down if given the right dose shortly after, but that depends on the type infection/cause of fever, if no response otherwise, kindly call / see the doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more
No: Why would you want to when the first one worked? Becoming dependent on laxatives will create significant problems for you. ...Read more
Yes: The two will not interfere with each other, but there are not good data to prove that acidophilus taken orally will help a vaginal yeast infection. If you are already taking acidophilus for other reasons, then no problem. ...Read more
I've been having trouble going number 2 in the bathroom for five days now, is it ok for me to take an enema or suppository?
I've been taking anusol suppositories for a external pile how long do I need to take them for as its not a perscripsion is it until the pile has gone?
Hemorrhoids: Treatment is usually continued until relief is obtained when the hemorrhoid has shrunk or aggravating causes (straining for bm, constipation, hard stool) are eliminated. Keep stool soft with stool softener &/or extra dietary fiber and water. If clot has formed inside vein, doc may need to surgically evacuate it for relief. ...Read more
Can I take 3 suppositories in one day? I took 2 earlier in afternoon. It didn't help. Can I take 1 more at night to relieve myself?
Need more info pls: What's in your suppository and what condition are you trying to treat with the drug? ...Read more
How long does a babies gliceran suppository take in affect the baby is 5 weeks old and constipated
A glycerine suppository only takes a few minutes to melt, but it may take a few more hours for the child to pass a stool.
Constipation is the passage of a dry, hard stool - not necessarily the absence of daily stool. If you suspect your child may be crying because he is ill, call your child's doctor. That being said, constipation is common in infants and there are a couple things you can do to help.
1.) give pear or prune juice - 1oz/age in months/day so in your case 1 oz. Not only does prune or pear juice have sugar which can help soften bms, but also has fiber (notice the gritty texture when you drink it?). This does not mean that you should be feeding your baby juice as a part of his regular diet, but it's ok in daily small amounts to treat constipation.
2.) if juice does not work, then you can try a glycerine suppository which you can buy over the counter. Just cut a pea-sized piece of the glycerine and place it in the baby's anus to lubricate the hard stool. This is not meant for daily use, so if you find that your baby needs a suppository in order to have a bm despite dietary changes, discuss with your child's doctor.
3.) do not use mineral oil, laxatives or enemas. These methods are not safe for infants.
4.) finally, if constipation is persistent and not improved with any of the above recommendations, be sure to contact your baby's doctor. There are some very rare underlying disorders such as hirschprung's disease, cystic fibrosis or hypothyroidism that can cause chronic constipation. ...Read more
I am constipated and I have taken 2 glycerin suppository already and I am still freel constipated. What should I do? Or take?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try taking one capful of MiraLAX in 8 ounces of fluid. It is a non absorbable polyethylene glycol that will draw water into your bowel and help you have a bowel movement. You need to have enough fluid in your system in order for it to work. You can take it 2-3 days in a row. Drink plenty of fluids, . ...Read more
Depends on variables: If you think you can contain your nausea for at least an hour, the pill form is a likely better choise. Rectal absorbtion is erratic and may take hours to be in your sysytem, while the oral form would already be working. If you can't contain the nausea, the rectal form is better.Zofran (ondansetron) is a product I use for nausea that comes in a rapidly disolving oral tablet, check it out. ...Read more
Is it possible to take antibiotics and aswell as suppository? Not at the same time but in one day. This is for treating UTI
Antibx/suppository: Shouldn't really matter unless you're planning to take both orally at the same time or both anally at the same time. ...Read more
Not aware: I am not aware of diclofenac suppositories but the absorption and efficacy may be like the oral route. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: 1-2 weeks, sometimes the opening does not close. Follow up with ENT surgeon when recommended. ...Read more
It says to not take more than 1 glycerin suppository in 24 hr. Period. I accidently took two back to back just now. Should I go to er?
Not necessarily: If you want assistance getting cleaned out the er could do it for you. However, I see no need to go for the extra glycerin suppository. It is irregularly absorbed and not toxic in general. The recommendations are an effort to discourage folks who might depend on suppositories to go. ...Read more
For ulcerative proctitis which suppository is the best? And for how long should take the treatment? Permanently or temporarily? Thanks..
Several responses: I am not sure how or who is treating your proctitis but the common treatment is the mesalamine which is in a suppository form although can take orally as well. Non steroid treatment this is good overall. Of course steroid treatment can work well but that is only if this does not work. The treatment is for usually 6 to 8 weeks but depends on your disease. Sometimes permanent as well. Hope this helps ...Read more
I haven't had a bm in 5 days. I try to drink 64oz of water a day. I take 300mg of stool softner every day. I used a suppository today still no bm.
I was prescribed linzess for IBS and I also sometimes take glycerin suppositories... Is that ok to take together?
Can you tell me about it's like to take progesterone suppositories for infertility & experienced a heavy painful 1st period?
Sure: Progesterone suppositories are inserted once or twice daily inside your vagina. Most do not have any problems with it. Some women can have some discharge and some can have bloating and feel crampy. Some feel drowsy. Most feel completely normal. Painful 1st period may just be related to having a stressful cycle trying to conceive or from all the hormones you have taken. Good Luck to you ...Read more
I sometimes take stemetil and glycerine suppositories but have hemorrhoids. Will the suppositories affect the hemorrhoids or harm and irritate them?
No problem: The stemitil will not harm your hemorrhoids, nor will the glycerin. Given the fact that you have hemorrhoids however you need to be extra careful with the insertion of the suppository so that you don't accidentally cut the hemorrhoid with a fingernail. Make sure that your fingernails are cut down very short before inserting and always use a glove. ...Read more
Doc says I have Anal Fissure. Not major issue, but something to take care of. Gave me lidocaine2% and suppositories. Doc here said no to supp. Confused?
Cortisone: Suppositories with astringent in combination with stool softeners are definitely the treatment of choice. ...Read more
How long does it take for hemorrhoids to go away? (Or at least go down)? I'll admit I haven't drank much water recently or done fiber or suppositories
A few days. .....: As you know, hemorrhoids are dilated rectal veins, like a varicose vein. Constipation, straining to defecate (usually due to constipation), poor fluid & fiber intake contribute. Soaking in a warm tub, increased fluids and fiber in diet, & using an OTC hemorrhoid cream containing hydrocortisone should relieve swelling and discomfort. I would give it a week; then see your doctor if symptoms persist ...Read more
My son take epiciphene antibiotic &voltaren suppositories after one hour his face turns red. I want to know whether the antibiotic or supposi caus this?
I am unsure about the antibiotic you refer to, but an allergic or sensitivity reaction to both antibiotics and Voltaren (diclofenac) or other NSAIDs can cause a drug rash.
If only getting flushing and no other signs of a generalized allergic reaction such as wheezing, hives, swelling of lips or tongue, etc., then it is reasonable to try them several hours apart to see which one results in the reaction. ...Read more
I've tried everything to get 2yo to take forms of liquid meds and recently he spits it out! Can they put liquid prescription in suppository form at the pharm?
Usually not: Absorption from suppositories is difficult to predict, so any medication placed in a suppository would have to be approved first. Toddlers can be stubborn. One trick we have used is to chase the medicine with a little chocolate syrup. Good luck. ...Read more
My 3 year old had a 39 degrees fever last night and after a suppository last night this morning it has come down to 37, 3... she has a slight cough... she has had a 37/38 fever for 2 days now, should I take her to the hospital?
Yes: Always make sure better safe than sorry yes you should take her to hospital ...Read more
YES the IUD is inside your uterus. ...the rest is OUTSIDE
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I'm currently on Metronidazole (7 ovules) vaginal suppositories. How long does it typically take for it to be melted and emitted after insertion?
Absorbed: Once you insert the ovules into the vagina they begin to dissolve and the medication behind to be absorbed. One can not know exactly how long that process will take in any one individual ...Read more
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