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My mother's age is 52 and she is nearing menopause. Her periods stopped. She is complaining of severe vaginal dryness. What ointment or tablet can I use. She is hypertensive and on treatment. She also had thyroidectomy​ for papillary ca last year and on thyroxine.

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Get pap test done its significant.
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Dear lybrate-user. Thanks for the question. The hormone estrogen helps maintain that fluid and keeps the lining of the vagina healthy, thick, and elastic. During menopause, the drop in estrogen levels reduces the amount of moisture available. It also makes the vagina thinner and less elastic. Vaginal estrogen cream (Estrace, Premarin). You use an applicator to insert the cream into your vagina. You will typically apply the cream daily for one to two weeks then reduce the frequency to one to three times a week as directed by your doctor.
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