If you are experiencing pain, itching, burning, redness, or dryness of the vulva, or just plain sensitivity to touch, you may want to try an over-the-counter soothing product. Designed to be used on the external genital area, a vulvar soothing cream can soothe and comfort the tissues of the vulva. A soothing cream will not treat infections, so if you have symptoms like vaginal odor and discharge or painful urination, see your healthcare practitioner for diagnosis.
Vulvar soothing cream is available over the counter, which means you can buy it at drugstores or online, including here at MiddlesexMD. Although you won't need a prescription, we encourage you to mention all of your symptoms to your doctor so he or she has a complete view of your menopausal symptoms.