How To Apply Vaginal Cream Properly

Treating your vaginal infection is quick and easy.

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You've been to the doctor and have been given a prescription for vaginal cream so as to treat a vaginal infection or other condition. If you have never used a vaginal cream before, you may not know how. Here are step-by-step instructions that will make vaginal cream application quick and easy.

Difficulty:

Easy

Time Required:

5 minutes

What You Need:

  • towel
  • soap and water
  • a comfortable place to lie down

Here's How:

  1. Find a comfortable place to apply your vaginal cream. Your bed can be an ideal option, though you may want to use a towel underneath you in order to prevent any cream from spilling on your linens.
  1. Open the tube.
  2. Screw the applicator nozzle onto the tube until it is secure but not overly tight.
  3. Gently squeeze the tube from the bottom to force a sufficient amount of cream into the applicator barrel. Make sure it is enough to reach the prescribed dose. Most applicators provide markings to indicate where you should stop.
  4. Unscrew the applicator from the tube.
  5. Lie on your back with your knees drawn toward you. Gently insert the applicator deep into your vagina. Press the plunger downward until it reaches its original position.
  6. Reusable applicators should be cleaned by pulling the plunger to remove it from the barrel and washing it with mild soap and warm water. Never boil your reusable applicator or use extremely hot water, as this can cause the plastic to melt or deteriorate. 

Tips:

  1. Most vaginal creams should be stored at room temperature. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about storing your vaginal cream.
  1. Using vaginal creams is easiest if done before going to bed, in order to help the medicine stay in place and prevent daytime discharges.
  2. Check with your pharmacist for instructions if you miss a dose.

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