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Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

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 you the anti-histamine benefit without giving you the side effect since the effect is dose dependant. ...Read more

Vaginal Dryness (Definition)

Vaginal dryness is the sensation that comes with a lack of the normal secretions and/or thinning of the skin in the vagina. There are many causes of vaginal dryness. It may be caused by reduced estrogen levels, infection, medications, and other things. If over the counter lubricants don't work, see your physician ...Read more

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What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

Side effects of meds: It is an often overlooked issue..As your question: besides menopause! others' answers are true, but u want to know what beside low estrogen state such as menopause causing dryness. Antihistamines, antidepresants, antspasmodic agents, overactive bladder meds are common culprits of causing vaginal dryness, dry mouth etc...If u r taking such meds, i would blame on them first. Consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Avoid heavy detergents and soaps
Once
Avoid tight,t constrictive, non-breathable clothing
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Eat a diet low in sugars and carbohydrates
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Take probiotics
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Common causes of vaginal dryness ?

Common causes of vaginal dryness ?

Poor lubrication : After menopause or during breastfeeding the vagina senses the loss of estrogen. The vaginal tissue becomes thin and dry. Vaginal estrogen can easily fix this. Some women experience poor lubrication. Replens is a nice over the counter product which can help with dryness. Ky jelly or astroglide can help with lubrication during sexual activity. ...Read more

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I'm only 27 and i'm experiencing chronic vaginal dryness with my bf of 3yrs. What's wrong with me?

I'm only 27 and i'm experiencing chronic vaginal dryness with my bf of 3yrs. What's wrong with me?

Many causes: Birth control pills may be part of the problem and can contribute to vaginal dryness. I recommend foreplay before intercourse, more use of lubrication, and you may want to consider the nuvaring. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What lubricants treat vaginal dryness?

What lubricants treat vaginal dryness?

Two: For patients with vaginal dryness due to autoimmune conditions, i favor the use of astroglide or KY liquid. Avoid products with flavors or sensation enhancing substances. ...Read more

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What is good for vaginal dryness?

What is good for vaginal dryness?

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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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

The vaginal is self-cleaning. Avoid harsh douches
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When toileting, wipe front to back to avoid spreading germs to vagina.
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Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables and protein.
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Add a probiotic food like yougurt, sauerkraut, kimchee to your diet
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What is the definition or description of: vaginal dryness?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal dryness?

Lack of lubrication.: Vaginal dryness is the sensation that comes with a lack of the normal secretions and/or thinning of the skin in the vagina. There are many causes of vaginal dryness. It may be caused by reduced estrogen levels, infection, medications, and other things. If over the counter lubricants don't work, see your physician for more specific treatment. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more

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