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Home Remedies For Vaginal Burning
I'm looking for a natural remedy to sooth and heal external vaginal burning/itching due to low estrogen. I don't want to use estrogen cream. Thanks!
Atrophic vaginitis: It's tough to find a topical substitute for Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or Estradiol cream for use on atrophic vaginitis. You could dry KY long lasting to improve overall moisture and intake of soy, which is a phytoestrogen may have a slight effect. Just make sure your gyn has ruled out lichen sclerosis and infection as the possible cause. Estradiol cream by the way is actually made from soy beans. ...Read more
If I have vaginal burning, can swimming in a chlorinated pool be bad or make it burn more? And also how can I fix the burning? Any home remedies?
Burning: Swimming in a chlorinated pool can certainly make it worse. However, it's important to make sure you don't have an infection like a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Other causes could be sensitivity to something you are using for laundry or hygiene. I'd recommend staying out of the pool for now and getting checked out. ...Read more
White discharge around urethra, feel like urine leaking, burning vaginal area, urine tested pos. for Leukocytes w/at home test. Could this be a UTI?
None: Vaginal cysts are atypical and usually indicate a fluid filled sac that is under the skin which usually requires surgery to remove them. If the cyst is more on the outside of the vagina around the opening then soaking in a warm tub with epsom salts, aveeno (oatmeal) bath or other products can help them drain on their own. ...Read more
Baking Soda: In the bad old days of medicine doctors had people take loads of baking soda and truly a litle bit mixed with water, is a great cure for indigestion. Whole milk also helps. However, excessive use of baking soda and milk led to a syndrome called the milk-alkali syndrome where the body had too much acid washed out of it, leading to illness from the treatment. ...Read more
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