Moderate Vaginal dryness

What Is Moderate Vaginal Dryness?

Moderate vaginal dryness occurs when the body produces less lubrication for intercourse or other types of sexual activities. It can also be caused by hormones, medications, environmental factors, or a combination. Some common causes of moderate vaginal dryness include perimenopause and menopause, breastfeeding, and certain medications such as antihistamines, as well as a decline in estrogen production due to aging.

Symptoms of Moderate Vaginal Dryness

The most common symptom of moderate vaginal dryness is discomfort during sexual intercourse due to lack of lubrication. Other symptoms can include:

  • Painful or burning sensations during intercourse
  • Itching in or around the vagina
  • Vaginal odor or discharge
  • Vaginal soreness, irritation, or itching
  • Discomfort when urinating
  • Urinary tract infections

Treatment of Moderate Vaginal Dryness

Treating moderate vaginal dryness can involve lifestyle changes, medication, and home remedies. Certain lifestyle changes, such as wearing breathable fabrics and avoiding tight clothing, can make a difference. Your doctor may also prescribe a topical estrogen cream or lubricant to help relieve discomfort and dryness.

Home remedies for treating moderate vaginal dryness include using a water-soluble lubricant such as K-Y jelly. You can also try a vaginal moisturizer, such as Replens, which can be used to lessen discomfort and improve lubrication. Finally, there are natural oils, such as coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and olive oil that can also be used to help soothe and moisturize the area.