Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Menopausal Vaginitis Home Care

Home care for atrophic vaginitis includes:

  • For menopausal women, ask your doctor about topical estrogen therapy.
  • Take cool or warm baths to decrease genital irritation, followed by gentle drying.
  • Try using a vaginal moisturizer, such as Replens.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Menopausal Vaginitis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have atrophic vaginitis and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Menopausal Vaginitis References
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