It can be difficult for many women to admit they suffer from vaginal dryness. It’s an uncomfortable condition that can be the source of significant frustration for these women. Various options are available for addressing this condition, with one of the most popular being vaginal melts. Vaginal melts are round balls of oil that melt at body temperature. Many of them are scented and may contain a range of different oils. Despite their popularity, it’s essential to take a moment to learn about them and determine if they’re safe and the right choice for you. Capital Women’s Care Rockville is here to help you make informed decisions about handling vaginal dryness.
Understanding Vaginal Melts: Benefits and Risks
The foundation of vaginal melts combines materials that keep them solid at room temperature. As a suppository, they’re designed to melt once inserted. Usually, these suppositories contain carnauba plant wax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil. Depending on your brand of choice, preservatives, dyes, and fragrances may be included. Familiarizing yourself with the label is essential to ensuring you don’t have any adverse interactions. One way to help determine if a suppository is safe for you is to place a portion of the melt on your inner forearm and check for a reaction, including redness or irritation.
Vaginal melts can be very beneficial to those struggling with vaginal dryness. They’re generally safe and convenient and come with the following benefits:
- Instant Relief From Dryness – As the oils are released, they are absorbed by the walls of the vaginal canal. This provides a safe and immediate form of lubrication that eases vaginal dryness.
- Convenient To Use – They must be inserted anytime you want relief from vaginal dryness. They are generally safe to use as often as needed, with few side effects for those not sensitive to their ingredients.
- Discreet – Unlike potentially messy lubricant bottles, these small suppositories can be kept and used discretely.
For all their benefits, vaginal melts are not without their risks. The most prominent risk is that they can compromise the effectiveness of condoms. The materials used in their creation can weaken the latex used to make these prophylactics, increasing the risk of failure and unexpected pregnancy. There is also a potential risk for yeast infection, especially in women suffering from diabetes, HIV, or another form of immuno-suppression. Those with a history of yeast infections should avoid them as they can increase the risk of recurrence.
Are Vaginal Melts Right For You?
These suppositories can be an effective and convenient solution for many women with vaginal dryness. However, your medical history, allergies, and skin sensitivity must be considered when using them. If you’re considering using vaginal melts for the first time, you can stop in and consult with one of our women’s health specialists at Capital Women’s Care Rockville. Give us a call at (301) 762-5501 to arrange your appointment with one of our specialists and discuss potential options for managing your case of vaginal dryness safely.