vaginal dryness or yeast infection

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vaginal dryness or yeast infection

Postby nelsonrh » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:16 pm

I am experiencing some vaginal irritation. It's an
itching burning sensation, and when i go to wipe after
using the restroom it feels really, really dry.
everything I've read on vaginal dryness is more common
in menopausal woman. i am only 28 years old and the
only medicine I'm on is for my allergies. do you think
this could be vaginal dryness or a yeast infection?
which over the counter medicine would you recommend?
Thanks, Heather

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Re: vaginal dryness or yeast infection

Postby Debbie Miller, RN » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:27 pm

Vaginal dryness is a common complaint among women both before and after menopause. Hormonal fluctuation can result in temporary periods of such dryness. Medications can also cause it and even allergy meds can do it. Topical estrogen is often used but you need to see your doctor for this. Once allergy season is past for you there may be a return to normal when you no longer need the meds.

If you are sexually active, you should be sure to use a lubricant to avoid irritation of sensitive tissues (Replens, Astroglide, KY, etc.). Avoid soaps, bubble baths, douches and lotions to the area.

Best wishes.
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