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Does usage of Clobetasol Propionate cream help in treating vaginal dryness?

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Posted on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 in Women's Health
Question: Can I use Clobetasol Propionate Cream 0.05% for the vaginal dryness?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
only if severe inflammation was present

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Clobetasol is a steroid cream that is used in lichen sclerosus which is a type of inflammatory/irritation disorder that affects the vagina..
If this is the cause or contributing to your vaginal dryness then it is appropriate.

In post menopausal women, vaginal dryness is most commonly due to atrophic vaginitis (thinning and inflammation of the vaginal areas). This is most usually treated with lubricants and topical estrogen.
If your doctor noted severe inflammation in the vaginal region, this may be the reason for the prescription.

It would be best to find out the exact diagnosis and reason for the clobetasol

Summary : (1) not commonly used for vaginal dryness unless there is severe inflammation present

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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