Relief at last ( we’ll 80 % )

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i have tried every cream known to man ( and woman ! ) to relieve the pain n suffering of the evil atrophic vaginitis plagueing my life with very limited success . During a recent horrendus flare up which reduced me to tears i bought SUDOCREM on the off chance it might help needed something healing and i was amazed at the level of relief i felt i have continued to use it and so far so good i can sit comfortably i want to share this with all you ladies as were in this together cos unlessyou got it you have no idea of the suffering hopeit helps some of you

kay

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    Thank you! Good to know AND it's sold in the US. Has been mentioned before, but now I will definitely try it. Are you using it specifically for AV or do you have LS as well?

    Glad you have found relief.

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    HI! Thanks Kay. I have also tried countless creams and potions for vaginal dryness but recently I bought aloe with tea tree oil from H&B (UK) and its the best so far!!! Really soothing and doesn't leave a smell or any soreness eventually.

    I've found with others that they help for a bit then the effects are not so good after a while.

    Hope this helps some others too.

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      Hi I was very interested in your comment, I wondered about Aloe vera. Is the one you used a Gel? and doesn't the tea tree burn at all? I'm in the UK and can get Holland and Barrett. It's a real pain this condition and I'll try anything!!!! Kays suggestion of Sudocrem really helped me this week. I have had Ovestin, and Betnovate on prescription. I also use Replens, although my GP does not prescribe it as you can buy it without prescription.

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      I would be very careful with tea tree oil. It's not for everyone (I'm one for whome it causes burning). It's listed as both an allergen and an irritant in The V Book: A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulovaginal Health.

      I think Nancy K recommends aloe with turmeric. May be easier to tolerate?

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    i use EPIDERM cream as suggested by a gynae, cheap to buy and no prescription required x

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    PS.

    Were you experiencing bacterial problems? The label says anti-bacterial healing cream. Hormone cream seems to have taken care of my AV, it's the continuing LS that is my problem.

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    There is absolutely nothing i hadn't tried. Nothing gives long term relief. My saving grace was finding out about the Mona Lisa Touch. I researched and researched and found a fantastic clinic with wonderful MLT qualified and experienced operators. It wasn't cheap but i would have begged,stole or borrowed to get to where I am today..a month after my third treatment..you must have 3. I am in the UK but there are plenty of good clinics in the USA and beyond...its all about you putting the time and effort in to help yourself.

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      It's great that it has worked for you and others who have posted. I was banking on having it if the AV got progressively worse, but I think it's off the table since my LS diagnosis. My gyn (who is a vulval skin specialist) said she has been following the results of a dr who performs the ML in my area and they were not consistent. She thinks menopausal skin is already too thin and to burn it comes with risk.

      None of these decisions are clear cut. I hope to try the platelet injection as it appears to have little risk if any, although my own dr is now unavailable to discuss it with as she left her group practice. I can't find a dr who does the injection either; only a nurse practitioner in a spa setting.

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    Hi Kay, I don't know why I didn't try this. I use it for everything else! After trying your suggestion I had 2 peaceful days, with only minor itching. I'm still using the Steroid cream, but the Sudocreme soothes right away, and there is less inflammation. Everything seems to work for a short time, then off it goes again! Mine was so bad I think it will take a while for the skin to recover, and then you have to keep up the 'maintenance' I suppose!!

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    HI yes i agree - different things work for different people. Ive had such benefit since I started using it though. It does tingle a bit for the first minute or two but then settles. It has improved my tissues no end; much more elastic and no more of the paper thin easily damaged soreness.

    i cannot take hormones in any form, even so-called natural hormones, they make me sick to my boots! My stomach rejects anything like that, so Im so pleased to have found aloe. H&B do have it without the tea tree in too.

    Hope it helps some of us.

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    Sorry NERDYNAN, I forgot to say it is the gel one that i use. Holland and B

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    What are the primary ingredients of this Sudocrem? I have Eucerin and it does seem to help the outer skin. Never put it inside however.

    Everybody's chemistry is different and what works for one will not work for others. That's why this forum is so valuable.

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      biscuit, "Sudocrem is an over-the-counter medicated cream aimed primarily at the treatment of nappy rash. It contains a water-repellent base (consisting of oils/waxes); protective and emollient agents; antibacterial and antifungal agents; and a weak anesthetic. As well as nappy rash, it can also be used to treat eczema, bedsores, acne, minor burns, surface wounds, sunburn and chilblains".

      More specific ingredients may be listed on the container.

      Glad this came up again because it was my intention to buy some but completely forgot about it. Easy to find also at pharmacy with initials.

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