Articles on: Vaginal Dryness

How can vaginal dryness be prevented and what can I do to treat it?

Menopause, hormonal changes, breastfeeding, certain medications, certain medical conditions, and emotional stress are causes for vaginal dryness

Steps can be taken to prevent or minimise the symptoms of vaginal dryness caused by menopause, such as avoiding the use of perfumed soaps, washes or douches in and around your vagina. It is also advised not to put creams or lotions like petroleum jelly inside your vagina as this can lead to an infection.

You may find the following helpful to relieve symptoms at home:

Using water-based lubricants before sex;
Using vaginal moisturisers and;
Eating foods rich in plant oestrogens, like soy products or flaxseed.

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Updated on: 21/02/2024

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