Vaginal burning

by Kathy
(Missouri)

I am using Natural Progesterone Cream for vaginal burning/itching/prickly sensation. I am only on day 5 of using it.

Can I apply it right to the area of discomfort?

Comments for Vaginal burning

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 28, 2011
Yes
by: Kelly

While you await Wray's reply (which I am quite sure will be "Yes!") I thought I would mention my own experience, as I have had similar symptoms. Using the cream vaginally seemed quite helpful - progesterone is anti-inflammatory as well as anti-fungal and very soothing.

When I was experiencing vaginal burning, I found that I had no natural flora living in my vagina. You actually need various bacteria to keep you vaginal tissues healthy and at the correct (somewhat acidic) pH level, which protects against unwanted bacterial and fungal infections. In addition to the progesterone cream, I did a lot of probiotics internally and vaginally. Took quite awhile to re-establish the right colonies, but worth the effort.

Anyway, might be worth checking to see if you have healthy flora? Pretty easy test, you doc can just do a smear on a slide and take a look through the microscope.

Good luck!

Sep 29, 2011
Thanks
by: Kathy

Thanks Kelly. How often did you apply it? I have read not to use it in the same area every day.

Oct 05, 2011
Vaginal burning
by: Wray

Hi Kathy I can't better what Kelly has said, and as she's had the same problem, please follow her advice. It's essential to re-populate the vagina with good bacteria, and it's best to take it and apply some in your vagina, as she says. Make sure you get a good brand with sufficient 'bugs', look for something containing over 10 billion, and insert a capsule into your vagina. The heat and moisture will dissolve the cap, allowing the bacteria to enter the vagina. Alternatively empty the cap into some yoghurt and apply that. We do have more info on our Candida page. The progesterone can be applied directly into and around the vagina, and anywhere on the body. It's excellent for the skin, and for aches and pains. So I tend to use it where I need it. It should be used a minimum of twice a day, more if need be. And please make sure you use sufficient, I recommend 100-200mg/day. You've only been using it for 5 days, so please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance, as this can kick in later. It will kick in if you are using a low amount like 20-40mg/day. Take care Wray

Oct 05, 2011
Yes
by: Wray

Hi Kelly Thanks so much for the excellent advice you gave Kathy. Take care Wray

Oct 13, 2011
Several times/day
by: Kelly

Hi Kathy, sorry to take so long to get back to this page. I applied the cream vaginally several times per day. I rotate application to other areas somewhat - but I take quite high doses so most areas of my skin get a dose almost every day. I have read about skin getting 'fatigued' from absorbing so much progesterone, but have also read that the vaginal tissues are even better than skin at absorbing progesterone...

Hope you are getting some relief by now!

Oct 19, 2011
Several times/day
by: Wray

Hi Kelly The vagina is a good route, as there are plenty of blood vessels to pick up the progesterone. Plus it helps with inflammation, dryness and Candida too. There is a story circulating the web about too much progesterone saturating the fatty layer, but I've not found this the case. I've used it for 15 years now, and I know my receptors are working well. We also run Saliva Tests too, and these show a high level of progesterone. If the fatty tissue was saturated this would not be the case. The naturopath who runs the tests for us, has just had a test done on herself. She's been using progesterone for 15 years too. Her progesterone was 4000pg/ml, her oestrogen 5pg/ml, and her ratio of progesterone to oestrogen was 800:1, which is excellent. If her fatty tissue was saturated these results would have been far different. Apart from this, she feels well, which is the main objective. Like you I use a lot of cream, so some areas get it daily, plus I use it in my vagina too, and have never had a problem with dryness. It's excellent for the skin, particularly the face, see here. Take care Wray

Oct 19, 2011
missouri
by: kathy

Thank you both.

Oct 19, 2011
Missouri
by: Kathy

Can you do the saliva test even if you are still menstruating? I've read that it won't be accurate because the hormones are all over the place. I'd love to have it done.

Oct 21, 2011
Missouri
by: Wray

Hi Kathy You can have saliva tests done while menstruating, but it would be meaningless, as it would only give you an oestrogen result. Progesterone has dropped to it's lowest point then, and your result would show less than 1pg/ml. Progesterone peaks mid-luteal phase, ie ±7 days after ovulation and ±7 days before bleeding. Ideally the test should be done at the peak. Oestrogen also peaks then too, so a ratio can be found. Often progesterone is much lower in ratio to the oestrogen, which accounts for the adverse symptoms so many women get. We've found from Saliva Tests we run that the ratio should be 600:1 and over to feel well. ZRT Labs do test kits if you can't find a lab locally. Take care Wray

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Progesterone faq.



Search over 6,000 pages on this site...

Do you have a progesterone deficiency?

This free questionnaire will tell you in 10 minutes

Just enter your email address and click the button...

Why do I ask for your email address? Simply so I can stay in touch. Your details will not be revealed to anyone


Do you have a question or concern?

See what's being discussed, ask for help, give your thoughts or experiences, or just browse...

See the FAQ pages...


Natural Progesterone Cream

Discover the facts...


Health care practitioners and therapists

Here's an
Associate Program
that may be a good fit for your practice


Your language

Translate this website into your language


Is this the future of medicine?

Watch this important video