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Myths abound when it comes to quick fixes for acne . The appearance of zits causes most of us, no matter how old we are, to grasp at any and all solutions for clear skin. While most of those myths have been publicly debunked, some of them still manage to hang around despite the many dermatologists and beauty advisors who say otherwise. This leads to plenty of confusion and a lot of irritated skin. One of these persistent myths is that toothpaste is an effective, safe remedy for spot-treating acne. A quick Google search will bring up dozens of websites proclaiming that toothpaste will clear your pimples. At the very least, they say, they don't do any harm. These claims, however, don't hold water. Toothpaste does have the ability to dry out the skin, but leaving your face as parched as a desert is not a healthy route to a clear complexion. To begin with, most toothpastes contain a menthol ingredient that gives us that familiar minty sensation of clean teeth. Unfor...
Alternative Names Inclusion cyst; Gartner's duct cyst Symptoms Vaginal cysts usually do not cause symptoms, although there may be a soft lump felt in the vaginal wall or protruding from the vagina. Some women with vaginal cysts may have discomfort during sexual intercourse or difficulty inserting tampons. Signs and tests Upon pelvic examination, a mass or bulge of the vaginal wall may be seen or felt by the examiner. A biopsy may be necessary to rule out vaginal cancer , especially if the mass appears to be solid. If the cyst is located under the bladder or urethra, X-rays may be required to be sure the cyst does not involve these structures.
Alternative treatments for vaginal dryness
Is there a drug-free treatment for vaginal dryness?
Because there are many causes of vaginal dryness, there are many potential treatments. Before self treating, you should be sure your vaginal dryness is not caused by an infection, foreign body, or tumor (a rare cause of vaginal dryness).
A very common cause of vaginal dryness is lack of the hormone, estrogen. (See: atrophic vaginitis ) Applying a vaginal estrogen-based cream can help relieve this dryness. Water-based lubricants also are effective for relieving vaginal dryness. Lubricants will moisten the vaginal lining for several hours, and the effect of a vaginal cream can last for up to a day.
Soybeans contain plant-based substances called isoflavones that weakly mimic the action of estrogen. A diet rich in soy foods would therefore be expected to improve symptoms of vaginal dryness. R...
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