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Dr. Lily Hwang
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
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Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

Dr. Lily Hwang
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Board Certified, Gynecology
38 years in practice
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What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Board Certified, Gynecology
38 years in practice
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What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

Low estrogen: Any low estrogen situations, such as postpartum and nursing or treatment with Lupron or depo-provera can cause vaginal dryness. The vagina might also feel dry during sex if there is not enough foreplay to stimulate arousal and lubrication. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Common causes of vaginal dryness ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
10 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Finke
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
10 years in practice
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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?

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?

Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
15 years in practice
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What is good for vaginal dryness?

Dr. Henry Ng
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
15 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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How can I fix my vaginal dryness?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
72M people helped
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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can anyone tell me what can be done about vaginal dryness?

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: vaginal dryness?

Dr. Deborah Metzger
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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What cures vaginal dryness?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
72M people helped
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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Antihistamine (Definition)

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


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