Ways to avoid vaginal dryness

Ways to avoid vaginal dryness


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  1. Regular sexual activity with partner, device and/or solo.


  1. Elimination of smoking


  1. Hydration


  1. Pelvic floor muscle toning- resistance training


  1. ?Probiotics, dietary supplements, herbs ie black cohosh 


  1. Moisturizers - daily use
      1. OTC Non Hormonal - Replens,  Vagisil, Luvena


  1. Lubricants - before/during sexual activity
      1. Jojoba oil
      2. Olive oil
      3. Coconut oil
      4. Aloe Vera oil
      5. Vitamin E
      6. OTC Non Hormonal - Astroglide, KY Jelly, Pjur Eros


  1. Medications
      1. Estrogen
          1. Estrogen cream - Estrace / Premarin
          2. Estrogen vaginal pill - Vagifem
          3. Estrogen vaginal ring - Estring/ Femring
          4. Systemic HRT
      2. “DHEA” IntraRosa (Prasterone) - nightly vaginal pill
      3. “SERM” Osphena (Ospemifene) - daily oral pill


  1. MonaLisaTouch - vaginal laser treatment


  1. Vaginal dilators (for introital narrowing, vaginal constriction)


Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD

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