Exploring Vagisil Cream’s Role in Vaginal Health: Precautions and Side Effects
Vagina health affects more than just your sex life as it is an important part of women’s overall health.
Vaginal problems can affect fertility, desire for sex, and ability to reach orgasm.
If you have vaginal uneasiness due to minor itching and irritation of the skin outside the vagina or anus these can be relieved by Vagisil anti-itch cream (numbing).
Ongoing vaginal health issues can also cause stress or relationship problems and affect self-confidence.
Know the signs and symptoms of vaginal problems and what you can do to protect your vaginal health.
Signs and symptoms of vaginal problems
- A change in the color, odor, or amount of vaginal discharge.
- Vaginal redness or itching.
- Vaginal bleeding between periods, after sex, or after menopause.
- A mass of bulge in the vagina.
- Pain during intercourse.
How do I apply Vagisil anti-itch cream to help me?
Step 1: Use Vagisil sparingly to avoid potential side effects. Apply a small amount, roughly the length of your fingertip (approximately one inch), to the external genital area (vulva) exclusively.
Step 2: Do not insert Vagisil into your vagina; limit its application to the outer regions, such as the labia and vulva. Gently massage the cream into the outer areas of your vagina to alleviate itching.
Step 3: Avoid applying Vagisil to large skin areas, as this can lead to severe side effects. Only use it on the specific affected areas of your vagina. If your itching extends beyond the coverage of a small amount of Vagisil, contact your doctor or gynecologist.
Step 4: Allow your skin to absorb the Vagisil cream, as it functions by blocking nerve signals responsible for itching. This will provide temporary relief from vaginal itching. Be patient, as it may take a few minutes for the medication to take effect.
Step 5: Reapply the cream three to four times daily but refrain from exceeding this frequency. If symptoms persist after using Vagisil, consult your doctor or gynecologist, as you may require a prescription-strength medication.
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Understanding Vagisil numbing medication and it’s uses
Tell your doctor if you have/are:
- Allergic to Vagisil or any other drug (see allergy relief products here)
- Pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
- Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other breathing disorders
- Heart disease
- A personal or family history of a blood cell disorder called methemoglobinemia or any genetic enzyme deficiency
- A smoker
Key Points – Vagisil contains Lidocaine 2% to provide instant numbing relief from external vaginal, anal itching and irritation.
What are the precautions for Vagisil anti-itch cream?
- Overdosing on Vagisil or any other numbing medications can be fatal.
- Do not apply too much of the medicine on your skin because the medicine will be absorbed through the skin and into the blood.
- Symptoms of overdosing include uneven heartbeats, seizures or convulsions, coma, and slowed or stopped breathing (respiratory failure).
- Always use the smallest amount of this medication needed to numb the skin or relieve pain.
- Do not use large amounts of Vagisil.
- Check the label thoroughly before using Vagisil. Confirm with the doctor if not sure about how to use Vagisil.
- Vagisil should only be used externally, especially on the skin just outside of the vagina and around the anus by adults and children older than 12 years old.
- Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or plastic wrap without asking your doctor.
- Do not use Vagisil topical to treat large skin areas or deep puncture wounds.
- Avoid getting this medication in your eyes.
Key Points – To avoid serious risks, always use Vagisil sparingly and according to the label instructions. If unsure, consult your doctor for proper usage.
Vagisil anti-itch cream side effects:
Can Vagisil cream cause irritation?
After applying Vagisil cream, you may experience severe burning, stinging, or sensitivity.
You may experience swelling, warmth, oozing, blistering or redness.
Some may experience headache, weakness, dizziness, breathing problems, fast heart rate, and gray or bluish-colored skin (rare but serious side effects of benzocaine).
Is Vagisil anti itch cream safe to use?
Only use it on the parts of your vagina that are outside of your body, such as your labia and vulva.
You may experience mild stinging, burning, skin tenderness or itching where the medicine is applied.
Important: This information is advisory only. It does not contain all the information about this drug. If you have any questions about Vagisil ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Does Vagisil anti-itch cream kill vaginal bacteria or fungus?
- Intimate area wash, which is claimed to be hypoallergenic.
- Intimate wipes, which can be used to clean the vaginal area after using public washrooms
- Vagistat suppositories and cream containing an antifungal called miconazole to treat fungal infection of the vagina.
It is advised to use the three products mentioned above after consulting a healthcare professional.
Most practitioners believe that the vagina can clean itself by its own cleaning mechanisms. It does not need intimate washes or douches.