Dry Vagina

By: Dr. Carolyn DeLucia

Vagina's health plays a significant role in women's overall health. A healthy vagina is one that is covered with a thick layer of fluid, that keeps it lubricated and elastic. This fluid is maintained by the female hormone estrogen. When this estrogen level decreases, less moisture is secreted due to less cell, this can be termed as vaginal dryness basic explanation.

Vaginal dryness and pain can occur for many reasons but it is the genitourinary syndrome of menopause. A dry vagina can cause burning, itching, spotting, and pain during intercourse, and very often urinary tract infection is the consequence. This is called vaginal atrophy. It is said one out of every three women go through this phase and 90% of women don't bother to seek treatment.

Vaginal Dryness Causes and Treatments


The most common cause of vaginal atrophy is a massive drop in estrogen. This case occurs when one gives birth or goes through menopause. Other factors of vaginal dryness basics:

  • Medications like anti-depressants and allergy meds
  • Specific foods
  • Excess alcohol intake, which dries the body of its optimal moisture content
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Diabetes
  • An autoimmune disorder like Sjogren’s syndrome

Strange myths about natural remedies for vaginal dryness:

Use eggs?

Yoni eggs are a popular fad in the community because people swear that they can improve your sex life, heal dryness and tighten the vulva. Spiritualists state that specific stones will promote healing energy for overall wellbeing. The truth is that eggs do not have any biological capabilities to alleviate dryness. Instead, they trap moisture and put you at risk of bacterial vaginosis and other yeast infections.?

Use douches?

Douching is the process of rinsing the vagina with solutions that promise to heal dryness or balance the ph. The US Department of Health advises against douching because it increases the chances of spreading STIs. Do not douche or use any soap around the vulva because you could force more bacteria into the tubes and ovaries.?

Use steams?

The vagina has a self-cleaning mechanism and will do its work just fine without external help. Steaming the vagina to increase moisture is a potentially harmful and extremely short-term solution.

Best way to treat vaginal dryness?

  • Femilift – It improves laxity and elasticity via a non-surgical procedure
  • O-shot – It rejuvenates the vagina’s skin
  • Hormone replacement therapy – HRT replaces lost estrogen and happens in several different ways, including the use of implants, patches, and tablets. HRT has a strong effect on the body and is one of the best at producing lasting results.?

The vagina is one of the fascinating parts of the human body because of its hidden yet accessible twists and features. It is best to update your information on vagina dryness, from the usual old wives’ tales, old, outdated scientific beliefs, and self-limiting myths. We bust some common myths about vaginal health when you call us for an in-depth consultation. Contact Dr. Carolyn DeLucia, M.D., for a free consultation with a women's doctor.

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