You are not alone
A recent study revealed that 14 million American women have experienced vulvar discomfort during their lives. Some of the typical symptoms of discomfort are pain, sensitivity to touch, itching, burning, redness, and dryness.
These symptoms may be linked to various conditions affecting the vulva such as Vulvodynia, Provoked Vestibulodynia (also known as Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome), Lichen Sclerosus, Vulvar Eczema, Lichen Planus, and Vulvar Dermatitis.
Additionally, vulvar discomfort may be caused by hormonal changes. Hormonal changes may be caused by menopause, the use of oral contraceptives, or certain breast cancer treatments. In particular, a decrease in estrogen causes vulvar skin to become thinner, more fragile and vulnerable.
Vulvar discomfort can be real and is usually not "all in the mind". Dealing with vulvar discomfort can lead to problems with partners and relationships by affecting intimacy. Ultimately, this can develop into emotional problems and low self-esteem issues.
The vulva is a sensitive area which is easily irritated. The causes of irritation can range from dryness, particularly in older women, to excess moisture, which contributes to itching and odor.
Neogyn Vulvar Soothing Cream is a cosmetic product intended for use to soothe and calm the vulva; or can be used in conjunction with a treatment advised by your physician. Using Neogyn does not replace seeking the consultation of a healthcare professional.