Q: What can help with external itching?
You’re experiencing external genital itching, especially after sex. You’ve been menopausal for a number of years now, and use a lubricant and Estrace Cream (estradiol) prescribed by your doctor.
I would recommend that you try Epigyn, which is a vulvar calming/soothing product. I’d recommend using it at least daily, preferably two times a day, to alleviate vulvar irritation and to improve the quality of the skin of the vulva.
My patients typically well-tolerate silicone lubricant, like Uberlube or Pink Silicone. Both provide glide with medical-grade silicone.
I also recommend you continue the Estrace cream, which provides estrogen to support tissue health.
Dr. Barb DePree, M.D., has been a gynecologist and women’s health provider for almost 30 years and a menopause care specialist for the past ten. Read more about and from her here.
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