Clinical Pearl Wednesday #33

NP Nursing

This pearl was provided by one of my readers!

Do you have a patient with vaginal itching from atrophic vaginitis? You can avoid using steroid creams by simply having the patient use olive oil instead!

Instruct the patient to put a few drops of olive oil on their toilet paper when they wipe after their first morning void.  This can be done 3 times daily during acute flare ups to decrease the itching.

If they have more chronic issues, then doing this daily in the morning will help prevent annoying vaginal itching!

6 Responses

    1. I wouldn’t imagine so, it is such a small amount. I could see a tinea infection possibly happening secondary to the dampness though.

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