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54 yo woman. Vaginal dryness with severe burning. I have

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54 yo woman. Vaginal dryness with severe burning. I have been using vagisil prohydrate twice a week and has been feeling well. I used a vaginal suppository before sexual intercourse but I now have severe burning.
What can I do or take ? Supplements other vaginal inserts. I'm miserable
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 3 months ago.
Hi, thank you for choosing Justanswer for your situation. I'm Dr Ted Manos M.D., obgyn. I can comment shortly.
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 3 months ago.
You are probably menopausal and may have atrophic vaginitis related to decreased estrogen hormone blood levels. You should be seen by a primary care doctor to examine and treat what the underlying problem is. Trying to use different otc products end up spending more money than a careful exam. I hope my information can ease your concern and lead to relief of your symptoms.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I do have vaginal atrophy. I guess I need to try the vaginal estrogen.
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 3 months ago.
You should and it will initially burn because the vaginal cell lining is so thin. 2 or 3 days should start building up the lining so it will not burn.