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Far too many women suffer from chronic breast boils and/or abscesses, and find them so embarrassing that they try to treat this painful condition without seeking medical help. While you can self-treat the occasional “pimple” around or under your breast, severe and chronic infections demand a doctor’s care. Remember those teenage years, when every pimple was a crisis? Something you anguished about, hid with Cover Girl, and worked to prevent with various overpriced skin cleansers? Fortunately, those embarrassing days eventually pass – for most of us. But for some, the problem appears in a new, and potentially even more embarrassing area: Your breasts. And it’s much more serious. Hidradenitis suppurativa is an acne-related skin condition that can manifest as chronic infections (boils) or abscesses around and on the breast – particularly in the crease underneath. Not only is this condition painful and potentially embarrassing; it can be chronic, reappearing ...
Vaginal dryness can happen after menopause -- either natural menopause or early menopause brought on by breast cancer treatment. Estrogen levels drop and the membranes of the vagina get thinner, become less flexible, and produce less lubricating fluid. Sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable or even painful.
Vaginal dryness can be caused by the following breast cancer treatments:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
ovarian shutdown or removal
Managing vaginal dryness
Use a lubricant that's water-based (not hormone-based) such as Astroglide, Moist Again, or K-Y Liquid during intercourse.
Try a vaginal moisturizer such as Replens, which can help the vaginal walls stay moisturized.
Avoid using anything that could be irritating such as lotions, deodorants, pe...
Generic Name: MICONAZOLE NITRATE - VAGINAL Pronounced: (mye-KON-a-zole NYE-trate) 3 Day Vaginal Vagl Uses
This medication is used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
Miconazole reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur with
this condition. This medication is an azole antifungal. It works by stopping
the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection. The vaginal product
comes in 2 forms (a vaginal cream or tablet). Some products also come with a
skin cream to be applied to the area around the outside of the
Ask your doctor before using this medication for
self-treatment if this is your first vaginal infection. This medication only
works for vaginal fungal infections. You may have a different type of infection
(such as bacterial vaginosis) and may need a different
If you have fever, chills, flu-like symptoms,
stomach/abdominal pain, or a bad-smelling vaginal discharge, do not use this
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