Vaginal dryness is an uncomfortable condition that can affect us at any age. Yet spotting the symptoms isn’t always straightforward, and it’s common for women to misdiagnose themselves and end up buying the wrong over-the-counter treatments.
Part of the problem is embarrassment, which leads to a reluctance to talk frankly to a GP or pharmacist and get the right help. But it’s important to identify the symptoms and understand what causes vaginal dryness – as well as how to soothe and treat symptoms with an effective vaginal moisturiser like ReplensMD.
What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness?Some of the most common symptoms of vaginal dryness include itching, irritation and discomfort in and around the vagina. This daily discomfort can affect day-to-day life at every level, and may lead to soreness even when you’re simply walking or sitting down.
What causes vaginal dryness?Although factors like excessive exercise and severe stress can contribute, vaginal dryness is almost always linked to a change in the normal level of oestrogen, the female hormone.
That’s why women who’ve just given birth or are breastfeeding may notice symptoms. Some cancer treatments may impact on oestrogen levels, resulting in vaginal dryness.
Menopause causes the problem for many women, as it results in a reduced level of oestrogen, which is why those between 51 and 64 years of age are the most severely affected.
Yet there is immediate, safe and long-lasting treatment available that will relieve the problem straight away. ReplensMD is the UK’s number one GP-recommended vaginal moisturiser,* and it’s the best way to make sure you no longer suffer any unnecessary discomfort.
Take action!So don’t go on suffering in silence. Talk to your GP or pharmacist if you’re concerned. And remember you don't need a prescription – ReplensMD is widely available from Boots and other independent pharmacies, priced RRP £6.26 for up to a one-week supply; £10.62 for up to 2 weeks supply and a 35G tube at £10.62 for up to 4 weeks supply.
Find out moreVisit Replens.co.uk for more details and advice on vaginal health.
- GPRX data - from June 2015 to May 2016 - UK coverage