Ask the Nurse

Are there any special products for vaginal dryness? I am 55 years old, going through menopause and experiencing vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

There are several options for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, so no need to suffer! Please read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s column on vaginal atrophy treatment, ’A New Therapy For Vaginal Dryness And Atrophy!’ And our latest eNewsletter featured a great column on the treatment of female sexual dysfunction. Use of olive oil externally can be used as a moisturizer and lubricant.

You will need an exam by a women’s health specialist for diagnosis to see if you have vulvo-vaginal atrophy, also termed "genital syndrome of menopause" as well as any skin condition like lichen sclerosis or even an infection.

And be sure to sign up for our free eNewsletter, refer to our health library and download our free Sexual Health in Menopause Treatment Guide for more information on vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

April 27, 2014 at 7:56am