Women's Health Conditions (1)

Allergic or hypersensitivity reactions latex allergy

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allergic or hypersensitivity reactions Latex allergy Spermicides Vaginal lubricants with potential irritants (propylene  glycol) Anesthetics Douches Feminine hygiene products Soaps/detergents Noninfectious conditions
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Inflammation of the vagina related to atrophy of  the vaginal mucosa secondary to decreased  estrogen levels 10-40% postmenopausal women have  symptomatic atrophic vaginitis Only 20-25% seek treatment Atrophic Vaginitis
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Decrease in estrogen: Menopause Postpartum Breast-feeding Women may experience atrophic vaginitis with  dyspareunia Lack of vaginal lubrication Pathophysiology: Atrophic  Vaginitis 
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Decrease in vaginal lubrication: Sexual activity may lead to bleeding or spotting Symptoms: Vaginal irritation, dryness, burning, itching, leukorrhea,  dyspareunia Discharge: Thin, watery (occasionally blood), or yellow malodorous  discharge or “spotting” Atrophic Vaginitis: Clinical Presentation
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Treatment Goals: Alleviate the symptoms of vaginal dryness, burning, and  itching Eliminate dyspareunia  Self-treatment   Mild symptoms  Confined to vaginal area No bleeding Treatment of Atrophic Vaginitis
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Pharmacologic Treatment of  Atrophic Vaginitis Primary Ingredient Trade Name Glycerin; propylene  glycol Astroglide; K-Y Personal  Lubricant Hydroxypropyl  methylcellulose H-R Lubricating Jelly Glycerin;  hydroxyethylcellulose K-Y Jelly Glycerin; mineral oil Replens Gel
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Vaginal Lubricants: Temporarily moisten vaginal tissue Short-term treatment Nonpharmacologic recommendations: Avoid using vaseline Use only water-soluble lubricants when using latex  condoms Water-soluble lubricants can be applied internally and  externally Treatment of Atrophic Vaginitis
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