Vaginal Health

The Way to Apply Vaginal Cream Properly

August 25, 2018

You have been to the doctor and have been given a prescription for vaginal cream so as to take care of a vaginal infection or a menstrual vaginal cream to keep oral health following menopause. If you haven’t ever used a vaginal cream earlier, you may not understand how. Here are step-by-step instructions which will make vaginal cream application quick and easy.

When Should You Apply Vaginal Cream?

Using vaginal creams is easiest if it’s done before going to bed, in order to help the medicine remain in position and prevent daylight discharges.

Should you have to apply it more than once per day, check the directions for how the applications should be deciphered. You might choose to wear a panty liner if you are not going to be going to bed immediately after applying the lotion. Do not use a tampon, as that can absorb the medication.

In the event that you were planning on applying the lotion before bedtime and recognize at the morning that you missed a dose, then check the directions to find out whether they tell you what to do in that circumstance, or ask your pharmacist. Be sure to set reminders for yourself so that you don’t forget the dose again.

Everything You Need

  • Towel
  • Soap and water
  • A comfy place to lie down

How to Employ Vaginal Cream

  1. locate a comfortable place where you could lie down while applying the lotion. Your bed can be an ideal choice, though you may choose to use a towel underneath you in order to prevent any cream from spilling on your linens.
  2. Wash your hands with water and soap.
  1. Open the tube.
  2. Twist the applicator nozzle onto the tube until it’s stable but not overly tight.
  3. Gently squeeze the tube in the bottom to induce a sufficient amount of cream into the applicator barrel. Make sure it is enough to achieve the prescribed dose. Most applicators provide markings to indicate where you need to stop.
  1. Unscrew the applicator from the tube.
  2. Lie on your back with your knees drawn toward you. Gently insert the applicator deep into your anus. Press the plunger down until it reaches its initial location.
  3. Notice, if you are pregnant, then insert the applicator lightly and don’t fit it beyond the point where you feel resistance.
  4. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying the cream.
  5. Reusable applicators should be washed by pulling the plunger to remove it from the barrel and washing it with mild soap and warm water. Wipe it dry and let it air dry while disassembled. You can assemble it to store away once it is dry, such as in the daytime if you’re using it prior to bedtime.
  6. Never boil your reusable applicator or use hot water, as this can cause the plastic to melt or deteriorate. 

Tips for Applying Vaginal Cream

  1. Most vaginal creams should be stored at room temperature. Check with your pharmacist if you have concerns about storing your vaginal cream.
  2. If you’re using vaginal cream to treat a disease, it’s best to discard the applicator as soon as you’ve finished your course of therapy. That would help prevent moving yeast, bacteria, and other microorganisms if you should reuse the applicator in the future.
  1. Don’t share applicators with others, that would transfer bacteria and other germs and may put you and the person you share it with at risk of disease.