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antihistamines and vaginal dryness

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
18 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes, it can. : Antihistamines can cause mucosal dryness including vaginal dryness. You can half your current dose of antihistamine to see if it continues to give yo ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Antihistamines traditionally can dry any mucous membrane, including the vaginal tissue. Obviously stopping the antihistamine can help, but if that is ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Martin
49 years experience Family Medicine
Estrogen deficiency : Estogen deficiency or decreased blood supply to the vagina are the most frequent causes of dryness, but chronic vaginal inflammation(allergic or infec ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopause: By far the most common cause for women in your age group is lack of estrogen. There can be other issues like infection, but they usually are associat ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Lubricant: First line aids for vaginal dryness include water based lubricants. For women experiencing menopause, topical estrogen creams may also be beneficial ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please see your gyn: U may need vaginal estrogen cream 2x a week, u can use lubrication like replens beads or astroglide but the latter 2 just treat the symptoms not the c ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Hormones: Some women experience vaginal dryness due to changes in their hormones. You should see your doctor to reassess them.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many...: There are many causes of vaginal dryness. Some of the more common causes are breast-feeding, menopause, allergy and cold medications, douching... Bes ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things!: Falling estrogen levels are the chief cause of vaginal dryness. Other causes include: • breastfeeding • cigarette smoking • depression • excessive ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal dryness ?'s: What may seem like "vaginal dryness" may occur from vaginal infections, either "yeast" (fungal) or bacterial. See your gyn physician for an exam and ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably : I think its signs of menopause. See your gynecologist to examine and of course do a pap smear. If vaginal dryness is the only problem there are some ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few ideas: Topical estrogen, in the form of cream, pill or ring, is best. Estrogen is what gets depleted in menopause, so replacing estrogen with estrogen will ... Read More

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