As women go through menopause, hormones shift, and this often affects the vagina. Vaginal estrogen cream can help alleviate some of the symptoms caused by this shift, including vulvovaginal atrophy (vaginal thinning), hot flashes, and vaginal dryness.
The first step in applying estrogen cream is to wash your hands. After washing, you will need to remove the cap from the tube and pierce the seal, if there is one. Next, screw the applicator onto the end of the tube. This may take some force, so if you are feeling resistance, it is best to get a friend to assist you. Once the applicator is attached, gently squeeze the tube to fill the applicator to the desired dosage mark on the red ring. Once the applicator is filled, unscrew it from the tube and set aside.
Once you have a clean, dry finger tip, apply the cream to the top of the vaginal wall, just underneath the urethral area. It is important not to apply too much, as this can increase your risk of side effects, such as uterine fibroids and high blood pressure. After applying, try not to touch the application site and keep it away from children or pets. Also, avoid showering or bathing within an hour of applying the cream, as this can wash away some of the medication and inhibit absorption.
During the treatment, it is important to keep your doctor informed about your symptoms. They will be able to monitor your response and make adjustments as needed, depending on the symptoms you experience. This will ensure you are receiving the maximum benefit from your Bi-Estrogen treatment.