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What are other causes of vaginal dryness?

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Other causes of vaginal dryness include:

No matter what the cause, vaginal dryness can be extremely uncomfortable. It can lead to itching, burning, and painful intercourse.

  • Sjögren's syndrome (an autoimmune disorder that attacks cells in the body that produce moisture)
  • Allergy and cold medications and certain antidepressants
  • Douching
  • Lack of enough foreplay before sexual intercourse

SOURCES:

Kendall, A. Dowsett, M. Folkerd, E. and Smith, I. . Published online Jan. 27, 2006. Annals of Oncology

Nothnagle, M. Scott Taylor, J. , 2004; vol 69: pp 2111-2112. American Family Physician

MedlinePlus: "Estrogen Vaginal."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Management of menopause-related symptoms."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Kendall, A. Dowsett, M. Folkerd, E. and Smith, I. . Published online Jan. 27, 2006. Annals of Oncology

Nothnagle, M. Scott Taylor, J. , 2004; vol 69: pp 2111-2112. American Family Physician

MedlinePlus: "Estrogen Vaginal."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Management of menopause-related symptoms."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 5, 2019

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