Vaginal Dryness

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You can request to order prescription treatments for vaginal dryness from Simple Online Pharmacy. Ovestin cream and Vagifem vaginal tablets are available to request via our online doctor service. You can also visit the shop section of our website to buy vaginal moisturisers like Replens MD

Vaginal dryness can affect women after they go through the menopause. As well as dryness, other symptoms such as burning, itching, discomfort and irritation can be experienced. Some research suggests that genitourinary symptoms, like vaginal dryness, affect up to 50% of women during menopause.


If you have other menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and mood changes, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) patches or tablets may be beneficial for you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice, or visit our online HRT clinic.

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    7.5mg Vaginal Ring : £69.99
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Overview

What is vaginal dryness? 

Vaginal dryness, sometimes called vaginal atrophy, is a common problem that many women may experience at some point in their life. It is also a common menopausal symptom that women experience around the time of the menopause. However, it can appear for the first time more than 10 years after your last period.  

Decreased levels of oestrogen in the body during the menopause can cause changes in vaginal tissue and lead to reduced vaginal moisture and vaginal lubrication, causing vaginal dryness.

Vaginal dryness symptoms include feeling sore, itchy and irritated in or around your vagina and it can cause pain or discomfort during sex. It can also cause urine infections (UTIs) to keep coming back and these symptoms can also have an impact on your sex life.

Treatments

Vaginal Dryness Treatments

There are several lifestyle changes you can use to help treat your vaginal dryness with or without prescription treatments. Using vaginal dryness creams and moisturisers like Replens MD can help to relieve dryness and using water-based lubricants before sexual intercourse can be helpful. Try not to use perfumed soaps and washes in or around your vagina. See the vaginal dryness NHS page for more information. 

Prescription treatments

Around the time of the menopause, oestrogen levels in the body drop and can cause menopausal symptoms like vaginal dryness. Prescription treatments contain substitute oestrogens that replace the lost oestrogen in the body to improve symptoms. By applying these treatments directly to the vagina, it reduces the risk of oestrogen side effects compared to HRT tablets or patches.

Ovestin and Vagifem are common medicines prescribed for vaginal dryness in the menopause. Vagifem vaginal tablets come with an applicator to insert into the vagina and release the tablet to act directly in the vagina. Ovestin is an estrogen cream that is applied into the vagina using an applicator. Both contain oestrogens to relieve vaginal dryness.

Some menopausal women experience other side effects, like hot flushes and night sweats. Vaginal oestrogen treatments will not improve these other symptoms but HRT tablets or patches can be effective for them. HRT tablets or patches can also improve vaginal dryness, but some women also use vaginal treatments alongside tablets or patches. 


HRT medicines can increase the risk of serious health conditions like blood clots and certain cancers. See this NHS page for a detailed overview of the risks associated with HRT treatment.

FAQ

What does vaginal dryness feel like?

It may feel different for different women but it can cause discomfort, itching, burning, and pain in and around the vagina. It can also cause dryness and pain during sexual activity and recurring urinary infections.

What causes vaginal dryness?

Apart from the menopause, vaginal dryness and itching can be caused by several factors. Having cancer treatment, a hysterectomy, or taking contraceptive pills or antidepressants can all cause vaginal dryness. Certain underlying conditions, like diabetes, can also be a cause of vaginal dryness.

Can I buy oestrogen creams in the UK over the counter?

Oestrogen creams are a form of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and are not available to buy over the counter. You can request to order vaginal oestrogen treatments online from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. Our doctors assess whether it is safe for you by asking you to complete a short online medical assessment.

    Vagifem

    Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
    10mcg x24 Tablets £39.99

    Estring HRT Vaginal Ring

    Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
    7.5mg Vaginal Ring £69.99

    Ovestin Cream

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    15g x1x 15g £20.99
    15g x2 x 15g £33.99

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