What causes vaginal dryness?
The most common cause of vaginal dryness is a drop in the hormone estrogen during the menopause, but some other causes of vaginal dryness include:
- Cancer treatments
- Cold and flu medication
Symptoms of vaginal dryness
The symptoms of vaginal dryness can vary in intensity, from mild discomfort during intercourse to a constant burning pain in the vagina. Other symptoms of vaginal dryness include:
- General pain
- Discomfort during sex
- Light bleeding following sex
- Recurring urinary tract infections
Vaginal dryness treatment
There are some personal lubrications that are designed as vaginal moisturisers. These lubricants are designed to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of vaginal dryness.