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Please Suggest Good Ways To Increase Moisture In Skin

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Posted on Mon, 4 Mar 2024
Question: My wife is 56 years old and had menopause 1 year ago. She has extreme dryness in full body, but more aggrevated in the vulvar region because of constant burning and irritation, which get worse on peeing and movements like walking. Applying water for cleaning makes it worse. It has compromised her lifestyle. Her gynaecologist says it is vulvar xerosis. They recommended estrogen creams which she wants to avoid.

Please suggest good ways to increase moisture in my skin and also a good cream to apply in the vulvar area. Can Cetaphil be applied?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (26 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Post menopausal xerosis

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Menopause leads to dryness as in Menopause the level of estrogen falls.
Estrogen cream is safe and can effective.
Cetaphil DAM is a long acting moisturizer and can ve used.
She can also use Physiogel.
The moisturizer needs to be applied every three to four hours.
Instead of soap she can use Zyndet for taking bath.
Also for cleaning vulva area she should use a PH balanced cleanser such as V wash.
This should help her.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Please Suggest Good Ways To Increase Moisture In Skin

Brief Answer: Post menopausal xerosis Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Menopause leads to dryness as in Menopause the level of estrogen falls. Estrogen cream is safe and can effective. Cetaphil DAM is a long acting moisturizer and can ve used. She can also use Physiogel. The moisturizer needs to be applied every three to four hours. Instead of soap she can use Zyndet for taking bath. Also for cleaning vulva area she should use a PH balanced cleanser such as V wash. This should help her. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.