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

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 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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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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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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What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

Many...: There are many causes of vaginal dryness. Some of the more common causes are breast-feeding, menopause, allergy and cold medications, douching... Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could be causing my vaginal dryness and pain?

What could be causing my vaginal dryness and pain?

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

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What cause vaginal dryness?

What cause vaginal dryness?

Estrogen deficiency: Estogen deficiency or decreased blood supply to the vagina are the most frequent causes of dryness, but chronic vaginal inflammation (allergic or infection) is a less likely cause. ...Read more

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A prescription or herb I can take to get rid of vaginal dryness?

A prescription or herb I can take to get rid of vaginal dryness?

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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I have vaginal dryness before my period what can I do/take to ease the discomfort?

I have vaginal dryness before my period what can I do/take to ease the discomfort?

Lubricants: Are your best bet. K-Y, Surge-Lube are cheap and safe, Replens (R) is expensive and works well, natural olive oil if you prefer a totally natural solution. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can you experience vaginal dryness during intercourse because you are using the nuva ring?

Can you experience vaginal dryness during intercourse because you are using the nuva ring?

Possible: While most women who use the NuvaRing have few side-effects, some do. The estrogen in the NuvaRing in theory should help improve vaginal lubrication, but rarely a woman will have discomfort from the ring. ...Read more

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Is vaginal dryness a symptom of cystocele or rectocele if they do not protrude thru vaginal opening?

Is vaginal dryness a symptom of cystocele or rectocele if they do not protrude thru vaginal opening?

Not directly: Cystocele and rectoceles do not directly cause vaginal dryness but postmenopausal hormonal deficiency can worsen the appearance of pelvic organ prolapse and also cause vaginal dryness. See and Obgyn to confirm the diagnosis. Some will benefit from vaginal estrogen. There is also a great new oral drug called Osphena which can help with dryness. ...Read more

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What can a woman of 61, who has never been sexually active, do for vaginal dryness when HRT is contraindicated?

What can a woman of 61, who has never been sexually active, do for vaginal dryness when HRT is contraindicated?

Check w/your doctor: Estrogen cream may be effective. Otherwise there are several lubricating creams/gels available, but they have to be applied as needed and when needed. ...Read more

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What is the solution for a young girl experiencing vaginal dryness? I can't seem to get "wet" during intercourse.

What is the solution for a young girl experiencing vaginal dryness? I can't seem to get "wet" during intercourse.

Make: Make sure you are well hydrated. If you have hormonal issues (irregular periods, taking birth control pills) this can be a cause. Also consider your partner and how aroused you are when being intimate. You may need to increase foreplay. You can also try lubricants during intercourse. If the problem persists consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal dryness. The following also describe me:, I had unprotected sex a wk back bt he ejaculated outside. Hometest came negative?

I am experiencing vaginal dryness. The following also describe me:, I had unprotected sex a wk back bt he ejaculated outside. Hometest came negative?

Anxiety: Vaginal dryness could be caused by fear for pregnancy. Unprotected intercourse and ejaculation outside the vagina can still result in pregnancy. A pregnancy test can be but not necessarily will be positive as early as a week after conception; a negative second test a week later would be reassuring. ...Read more

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I have been menopausal for a couple of years. Currently using Femring because of vaginal dryness. Over the last few days I have had watery discharge, ?

I have been menopausal for a couple of years. Currently using Femring because of vaginal dryness. Over the last few days I have had watery discharge, ?

From Femring: Clear Vaginal Discharge may be normal if it is also odorless. If there is odor or other associated symptoms consult your gynecologist.It may be an affect of Femring which is a brand of estrogen. ...Read more

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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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How can I relieve vaginal dryness?

How can I relieve vaginal dryness?

Hormone balance: Vaginal dryness is caused by low hormones, infection, hysterectomy, or low interest. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

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