Most women are faced with itching and dryness at the vagina area. This problem occurs more during the pregnancy and menopause. In this article, we consider the vaginal dryness and the way of treatment.
What is vaginal dryness?
When the level of estrogen reduces in a woman’s body, the vaginal wall and become swelled. Vaginal dryness is one symptoms of vaginal atrophy. In this situation, the vagina lost its humidity. Some medications that reduce the humidity of the vagina, cause the problem.
Washing the vagina may lead to vaginal infection and swelling and causes vaginal dryness.
Different factors affect on the humidity of vagina such as hormonal changes during the period, childbearing, lactation, aging and menopause. In some periods such as sexual intercourse and sexual desire, the vagina has more discharges.
Causes of vaginal dryness
Vagina dryness has 2 main causes of psychological and physical.
- Sexual partner
Are the mental factors of vaginal dryness.
- Hormonal changes
- Immune system disorders
Are the physical causes of vaginal dryness.
Symptoms of vaginal dryness
Women who have vaginal dryness, may have symptoms such as irritation, itching, pain, bleeding during the sexual intercourse and frequent urinary.
What are the vaginal dryness treatment?
Vaginal dryness is treated by medication and home remedy.
Ointments such as Resorcinol, Povidone- iodine, Tripelennamine and Benzocaine are used to treat the problem. These 4 ointments numb the vagina and reduce the itching, irritation and pain at vagina.
But the ointments which contains the estrogen, are useful to treat the vaginal humidity.
Home remedies, are the most important treatment of dryness the vagina. The patients should:
- Use vitamin E and A and B.
- Drink more water.
- Have enough sleeping, resting and exercising.
- Using more fresh fruits and vegetables.
The gynecologist, Dr. Mitra Bahmanpour recommend her patients not to use the any ointments without the doctor’s prescription.
Women should care about the genital system health, specially about their vagina area. This area is so sensitive and is the place of aggregation of different bacteria and infection. Vaginal dryness is one of this problem which can result in irritation for women and should be treated.
Dr. Mitra Bahmanpour, Gynecologist
Address: Khalij Fars Building. Next to 18th st. Velenjak. Tehran. Iran
Tell: +9821- 26641827