Health is one of the main criteria, which makes the human life comfortable. Dryness in the intimate area of women is common, however, to speak out about these diseases is not accepted. When confronted with a problem, many are too embarrassed to ask for help from the pharmacist or a gynecologist. A little review will be devoted to this sensitive topic and ways of treatment.
Causes of dryness in the vagina
The most common cause of dryness in the intimate area of women is beginning menopause. During this period the body produces less estrogen – the hormone that is responsible for the maintenance of normal hydration and acidity of the genital organs. The decrease in the concentration leads to weakening of the protective functions of the mucous membranes and causes unpleasant symptoms.
However, it is not always itching and dryness in women in delicate places associated with age-related changes. Girls often have this problem. Causes:
- administration of oral contraceptives based on progesterone;
- frequent douching;
- uncontrolled medications;
- use for intimate hygiene care funds (dyes and fragrances);
- allergic to pads, condoms;
- wearing tight underwear made of artificial materials;
- an infection of the genitals;
- the stressful situation.
Discomfort in the intimate area appears because of hormonal changes of the body during pregnancy and after childbirth. During the week before menstruation decreases estrogen levels and increases progesterone, so maybe the appearance of unpleasant symptoms. Bad habits (Smoking, alcoholism) affect the function of internal organs, changing healthy hormonal balance.
What are the symptoms and signs characteristic pathology
Dryness in the intimate area of women is the state of the mucous membrane, in which the body loses its elasticity, the capacity for natural mucus. Gynecologists define the number of signs that are characteristic of the pathology:
- poor discharge in the vagina;
- itching in the vulva;
- dryness of the labia;
- a burning sensation in the perineum;
- there is discomfort during sexual intercourse;
- itching inside the vagina;
- occurrence of cracks;
- an unpleasant odor;
- frequent urge to urinate.
Dryness in the intimate area is accompanied by a deterioration in the quality of the skin, formation of wrinkles in the vagina. During the examination, the gynecologist discovers the place of the scratching of the labia. If assistance was not provided in time, then appear with oozing ulcers, covered by crusts. In severe cases not excluded the beginning of the infectious inflammatory process with purulent secretions.
Methods of treatment of vaginal dryness
At the first sign of dryness in the intimate area of women is advised to immediately seek medical help. The advice of friends and self-treatment will only aggravate the situation. The physician’s task will be to define the causes of disease and therapeutic procedures. To obtain a complete clinical picture and exclusion of infectious or oncologic nature of the problem, prescribes a number of required tests. Moisturizing intimate hygiene during menopause relieve unpleasant symptoms.
According to the research results, the gynecologist prescribes an individual treatment of the diagnosis. The first step is to remove the symptoms that bring the patient discomfort. Remember: self-treatment of dryness of intimate areas will exacerbate the clinical picture, therefore, ask for help in medical school. Timely therapy will save you from complications.
Gynecological problems quickly and effectively treated with the help of candles. The drug is administered directly into the vagina and dissolves. Task medication gets rid of unpleasant symptoms, regeneration of the mucosa. Among the popular tools that are used in the treatment administered:
Creams, ointments and gels
Vaginal gel, cream or ointment are well established in the treatment of dryness of the intimate area of women. They are easy to use: applied on the surface of the vulva with an applicator. The effect is noticeable after a few treatments. Medications are considered an alternative to candles, but inferior in performance. Their task:
- to remove the discomfort;
- to regenerate the surface;
- to disinfect the inflamed organs;
- to enhance the secretory work of the mucous;
- some are applied as a lubricant for the vagina.
Causes discomfort in the intimate area is different, so medication is only administered by your doctor. If the tests showed that the disease is infectious in nature, then prescribe antibiotic and antiviral medications. For immune system prescribe courses of vitamin therapy. After antibiotics it is recommended to restore the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract by means of with bifidobacteria.
If dryness in the intimate area due to decreased concentration of estrogen in the blood, then assigned a course of replacement hormone therapy. The patient is discharged with oral medicines or modern vaginal preparations:
- use the suppositories twice a day until the problem is resolved;
- estrogen ring helps the penetration of the hormone in the vagina;
- gynecological creams used once a day.
Treatment of folk remedies
Traditional medicines are always used as additional therapy. Doctor prescribes this or that based on the diagnosis of the patient. The most effective:
- strained decoction of calendula (tablespoon of raw per Cup of water) is used for douching your intimate areas;
- infusion of herbs upland uterus and oregano (40 g in 500 ml of water) will help get rid of dryness in sensitive areas;
- bath of decoction of motherwort (20 g per two cups of water) for seven days free from discomfort.
Video about dryness of female genital mutilation (Elena Malysheva)
Discomfort in the intimate area of women is an unpleasant symptom that indicates health problems. If not in time to see a doctor, there will be more serious disease: Oncology, infectious diseases. Why is this process and how to help the body cope with unwanted manifestations? About it tells in detail Elena Malysheva in a small video.