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Treatments for Vaginal Dryness

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Updated April 23, 2007

Vaginal dryness may be one of the most common causes of pain during sex and it can easily lead to a decrease in interest in sex for women. The good news is that vaginal dryness is a problem that is usually very easy to resolve.

Some of the prescription treatments for vaginal dryness include:

  • Topical creams
  • Oral medications
  • Rings and patches

There are also non-prescription estrogen creams, foams, suppositories, and "film", all of which are inserted in the vagina and usually work by providing added lubrication. These are usually kept near the "family planning" section in your pharmacy (near the condoms and lubricants).

However, if you're only complaint is vaginal dryness, often the least expensive, least invasive, and quickest solution is the use of a personal lubricant.

There are dozens of different lubricants available at drugstores and online pharmacies that are safe, easy to use, and will provide immediate relief from vaginal dryness.

An added benefit of using personal lubricant to deal with vaginal dryness is that many people find additional lubrication increases sensitivity and makes penetration sex more fun.

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