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Sore chapped labia,yeast infection in past - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 36 Questions
User :   I have sore chapped labia around opening to vagina. I am post menopausal. What can I do ? Have had previous yeast infections...not for awhile.
User :   hi
User :   let me read your query
User :   may i know your age ?
User :   I am 68 yrs. old.
User :   ok
User :   This sore ness is due to mucosal dryness or atrophy
User :   You can use a estrogen cream to apply in the area, which will help the soreness
User :   Premarin cream is one of them
User :   Are u there ?
User :   Are there any other remedies to try before I do the estrogen thing...I haven't taken any HRT so far.
User :   this is not considered HRT
User :   and this is very low dosage applied topically
User :   I assume it's prscription and I'm out of town for the next 2 weeks.
User :   for the mean time, use vaginal lubricants and moisturizers
User :   eg K Y jelly can be used
User :   Anything to get rid of the chaffing or will this do it? Can I use Cortaid?
User :   cortaid is a steroid
User :   and its not useful in this case as it is not for lubrication
User :   K Y jelly can be used here and its very effective as well
User :   and it does not need prescriptions
User :   What bbout vitamin E ointment...I have some...will it help to heal for now as well as KY?
User :   its not indicated in this case
User :   k y jelly is not expensive either
User :   Okay, I will try theKY and I thank you for your help.
User :   you are welcome
User :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   It's a great resource
User :   thank you
User :   take care and bye for now
User :   Thanks again and have a good day.
Doctor :   Hi are you back?
User :   Yes...just need to know the difference between ovestin cream(friend uses) and premarin cream for my problem?
Doctor :   Look both of them are topical estrogens
Doctor :   and both have similar actions
User :   Do you believe one is better than the other and if so, why?
Doctor :   I do not believe if one is better than other for your problem
Doctor :   Actually their prepartion differs
Doctor :   One is natural estrogen
Doctor :   the other is conjugated one
User :   Okay, friend seems quite satisfied with hers. Is this something to be used as needed or continually? Which is natural and which is conjugated....and you have no real preference, right?
Doctor :   Nothing
Doctor :   No preference
Doctor :   It is better used as and when needed
User : side effects?
Doctor :   Relatively safe
Doctor :   But I am not really sure if it is an Over the counter preparation
Doctor :   I think it needs a prescription from doctor
User :   I will ask the pharmacist or get a prescription from my Doctor when I return home...meanwhile it's KY. Thanks again for the help.
Doctor :   Great
Doctor :   Pleasure here too
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye
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