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What over-the-counter medicine can I use to permenantly treat vaginal dryness?

What over-the-counter medicine can I use to permenantly treat vaginal dryness?

No OTC's: There are no over the counter remedies to permanently treat vaginal dryness. You can use otc vaginal lubricants to help your symptoms but for a more long term solution you'll need to talk with your doctor. If you are post-menopausal topical estrogen cream may be helpful. ...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


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How can I use replens to treat vaginal dryness?

How can I use replens to treat vaginal dryness?

Yes treats the sympt: Symptoms not the diagnosis, you may need vaginal estrogen which if you do not have any contraindications is effective and safe so see your gyn. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and unusual vaginal dryness after taking wrong OTC yeast infection medicines actually had BV ?

Vaginal itching and unusual vaginal dryness after taking wrong OTC yeast infection medicines actually had BV ?

Possible: If you mean that you treated for yeast but are afraid you have bvv instead. You may need to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do vaginal lubricants work to treat vaginal dryness?

They lubricate: They do not treat the cause, they make it so you are lubricated. In many peri-menopausal and post menopausal women , the dryness is caused by lack of estrogen, so a small dose of vaginal estrogen twice a week can cure this problem. Sometimes lubricants are also used. If you are younger , you need to have your estrogen levels checked as they may be too low and this can be treated., so see your gyn. ...Read more

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How can I treat menopausal vaginal dryness?

How can I treat menopausal vaginal dryness?

Vaginal estrogen: Works very well, it is low dose and if you do not have any contraindications , it is very safe to use, the vast majority of it stays in heh vagina, and just a small amount gets into your circulation. There are 2 types of creams and 1 vaginal pill and a vaginal ring. In most of my patients i prefer using Estrace (estradiol) cream. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat vaginal dryness from Sjogrens? Can the dryness ever be reversed?

Check this link: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/vaginal-dryness-beyond-the-basics?source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H4#H4

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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

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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