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often when we're post menopausal the vaginal tissues become more "delicate" with lack of estrogen. this can cause pain and burning. even predispose you to UTI. topical creams can be very helpful. what are you using? but then there can be other skin troubles like lichen sclerosis or lichen planus which are chronic inflammatory conditions of the vulva. there are some oral medications that can help but the diagnosis needs to be confirmed. often with biopsy. until you can get in in December I would continue the topical creams. benadryl can be helpful for itch and discomfort. and certainly tylenol for pain . let me know if I have answered your question. and please do not forget to rate my service and please consider giving me a 5 star rating . much appreciated
heating pad ok but remember only small bursts... don't sit on it all day. topical hydrocortisone cream externally can help too! thanks for the 5 stars!
night time use is good. just don't leave it on all night. don't forget to hit the rating stars! thanks again!
not serious just inconvenient! they will likely biopsy to confirm diagnosis if you are still having symptoms in December when you go to the obgyn. even if you're better by then i'd still keep the appt just for a quick look! thanks again!