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Dr. Lily Hwang
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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

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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


Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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Dr. David Finke
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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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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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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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Dr. Henry Ng
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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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How can I fix my vaginal dryness?

How can I fix my vaginal dryness?

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 cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Can anyone tell me what can be done about vaginal dryness?

Can anyone tell me what can be done about vaginal dryness?

It depends on when: When do you have the dryness? If you mean during sex, then using a water-based lubricant can help, but it is a shortcut. If you are not getting lunricarion, then you may not be getting aroused. During arousal, the vsgina depends, widens, and secretions create lubricarion. Meds like antidepressants and OCPs can effect arousal and lubrication. Foreplay is essential, which often guys don't understand ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Metzger
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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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What cures vaginal dryness?

What cures vaginal dryness?

Vaginal estrogen: Or lubricants or if you are younger and your estrogen level is low, you may want some systemic estrogen, like birth control pills or other types of estrogen and progesterone, if you are not worried about getting pregnant. Your obgyn can get you on the proper treatment. ...Read more

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