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Antihistamines And Vaginal Dryness
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things!: Falling estrogen levels are the chief cause of vaginal dryness. Other causes include: • breastfeeding • cigarette smoking • depression • excessive stress • immune system disorders, such as Sjögren’s • childbirth • Douching • Medications • Topical creams and lotions You will need to be examined to see if there are lesions in the vagina. ...Read more
Depends: Vaginal dryness is most often caused by lack of estrogen in menopause. If that is the case, the most effective treatment is some replacement estrogen, either vaginal or systemic. You get less systemic exposure to estrogen with a vaginal cream or tablet. Otherwise an alternative would be to use a lubricant before intercourse-many are now available better than KY or vaseline. ...Read more
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