Choose the right v-cream for the right symptom
Several different options are available to treat vaginal dryness and depending on what is causing the symptom there will be treatment options more suitable for you. Milder symptoms of vaginal dryness can be helped by using an over-the-counter treatment that does not contain any hormone, like a cream or moisturizer. For more severe symptoms always consult with your doctor.
What is vaginal dryness?
The walls of the vagina are coated in a layer of moisture, which reduce friction during sexual intercourse and keeps the vagina lubricated. These walls can thin out when women age and the hormone production change.
Vaginal dryness is a common symptom for many women and is often, but not always, linked to menopause and hormonal disruption.
Other reasons for experiencing this can include:
- Breastfeeding or childbirth
- Medications or treatments like chemotherapy
- Medical conditions like diabetes or Sjögren’s syndrome
- Cigarette smoking
- Surgical removal of the ovaries
- Severe stress
- Rigorous exercise
Symptoms of vaginal dryness can vary and severeness varies too but there are several different treatment options available – many of which are simpler than you might think.
Itchiness, burning and pain during intercourse as result of vaginal dryness can be helped
No female body is exactly the same, which means that symptoms of vaginal dryness – and the level of severeness – differs between women. Some can suffer from itchiness, stinging and burning sensations, sometimes whilst urinating. Others can experience pain during intercourse, find that the intimate area is sore and get reoccurring urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Experiencing vaginal dryness
- Experiencing pain while having intercourse
- Light bleeding connected to intercourse
- Feeling sore and itchy
- Vaginal burn
- Reoccurring UTIs
Only use products adapted to the vaginal area
The vagina and the surrounding area is sensitive and should be treated with care. First off, you should not use just anything in an attempt to increase lubrication. The most common way of relieving your vaginal dryness is to try a moisturizer or cream. Many different options are available over the counter without a prescription. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, always consult with your doctor to discuss your treatment options.
Depending on what is causing your vaginal dryness, the treatment for relieving the symptoms will vary. Common treatment options include:
- Vaginal moisturizers and lubricants
- Estrogen or non-estrogen oral therapies
- Local estrogen or DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) inserted into the vagina
- Avoiding perfumed soaps and other toiletries which are not adapted specifically for vaginal use
- Consider the material of underwear, cotton is suggested to be the best option
Milder symptoms of vaginal dryness can be treated with non-hormonal options
Is your vaginal dryness impacting your lifestyle? Are you avoiding certain activities or altering your life in any way consequently? Book and appointment with your doctor to find out what is causing the issue and get help with finding suitable options.
If you have not yet tested any treatment and your symptoms are mild, you could be helped by using a cream. Creams that do not contain estrogen are sometimes preferable, for example when breastfeeding. Consider your medical history before opting for a treatment containing hormones.
79% of patients in clinically proven study were helped by VagiVital
VagiVital is a non-hormonal gel produced by Swedish Peptonic Medical and has a clinically proven effect. Female researchers from the Karolinska university hospital, Norrlands University Hospital and the Academic Hospital in Uppsala, found that 79% of patients in a clinically proven study experienced VagiVital helped them treat their symptoms of vaginal dryness. Read more about this research here.
To experience vaginal dryness sometime during your life as a woman is not uncommon, but it is also treatable. VagiVital offers a course of 30 days after which you can continue for 60 days more for even better results.