Dry vagina – The vulva
NB - When we talk about dryness of the vagina on this page, we will be referring to surrounding areas – Vulvar irritation.
The word vagina is quite often used colloquially to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally
Please do not use any of the natural remedies for vaginal dryness
for internal use…unless it stated that it can be used as a sexual
lubricant or moisturizer.
Is your vagina dry? A dry skin on vagina areas is very common.
Peeling skin or dry skin in this area is usually a sign of an allergic
reaction to something and is usually vulvar dermatitis, but can be
something more serious.
If the vagina dryness persists
after using the remedies and tips on this page and you notice vaginal
itching and a burning vagina, sores, blisters, vaginal discharge or a
strange smell, you should see your doctor immediately to rule out the
possibility of an STD or vaginitis.
Cause of vaginal dryness
- Certain types of lubricants and condoms may cause a reaction in some ladies
Menopause and vaginal dryness ~ Hormone levels have a lot to do with
vaginal lubrication. Change in hormonal levels can cause dryness.
Menopause vaginal dryness is very common. Low levels of estrogen during
breastfeeding can also cause this.
- Some types of soap may cause
this too, just change the soap you are using. Using something without
perfume and coloring will help. The best soaps to use are Dove and
- Excessive friction in this delicate area can also cause a
dry skin. Try using safe natural lubricants or vaginal moisturizers
like grapeseed oil, comfrey ointment,
Vitamin E oil
- Shaving in this area can also cause dry skin. If you are shaving, make sure the razor you use is a good one.
- Wearing tight clothing and clothing that doesn’t allow air to circulate.
- Using oils or bubble bath can also cause this.
- Try to stay away from feminine wipes.
How will I know if it’s Thrush?
Your symptoms will definitely include an itchy vagina, vulvar itching,
vaginal burning sensation, and sometimes even bleeding. You can get
prescription creams and antibiotics for this.
Help for dry vagina ~ Other tips
Make sure that you rinse yourself well after using soaps or body washes
as these can also cause dryness down there if not washed off properly.
If you are using pads during “that time of the month" you should
replace your pads often, so that the skin does not become irritated and
dry. Use pads that are labeled “for sensitive skin"
- When drying
yourself, be gentle. Harsh rubbing with a face cloth or towel will also
cause sensitive dry skin in this area and loss of vaginal moisture.
Drink plenty of water, maybe your body is trying to tell you that it
needs water for lubrication. Drink at least eight glasses of water
- Wear cotton underwear.
- Try to stay away from sexual activity until the problem has healed, especially if it is open and painful.
- Make sure you clean the area immediately after any excessive sweating.
- Try to refrain from scratching or rubbing the skin, which will just make it worse.
- Stay away from sugar, salt, coffee and alcohol
Take some time out for foreplay before intercourse, this will help
lubricate the vulva and vagina preventing problems afterwards.
Vaginal dryness cure ~ Remedies
- Olive oil for dry vagina ~ Apply some olive oil as a vaginal moisturizer after cleaning yourself.
- Use a nappy rash cream on outer sensitive dry areas. (not inside the vagina)
- Get yourself some tea tree soap or use Dove or Pears soap as mentioned above. Tea tree soap will help heal the area.
Cure vaginal dryness with a baking soda bath ~ Put 4 heaped tablespoons
of baking soda in your bath water and lay in it for at least 20
minutes. Do this daily.
- Epsom salts bath ~ 2 heaped tablespoons in a bath of water.
- Start taking Vitamin E supplements (100–600 IU daily) This is great for all skin ailments
Other pages on remedies–for-skin on this page “ dry vagina “
- Dry skin
- Itching all over
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