Vaginal drynessOverview


Vaginal dryness is when your vagina is less lubricated than normal. It's often caused by a change in your hormone levels.


Symptoms of vaginal dryness include a sore and itchy vagina, pain during sex and needing to pee more than usual.


Causes for vaginal dryness include changes to your hormone levels and using perfumed soaps or washes on your vagina.


You can usually treat vaginal dryness yourself with things like vaginal moisturisers, water-based lubricants, and unperfumed soaps and washes.

Page last reviewed: 15/11/2018
Next review due: 15/11/2021