Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include:
To help manage pain:
- Topical anesthetics (eg, lidocaine , xylocaine)
- Estrogen creams
- Corticosteroid creams
- Injections of steroid into the skin—may be used
For pain and irritation relief:
- Tricyclic antidepressant medications—research has shown a potential effect
Other medications that are sometimes tried include:
Therapy can help you strengthen and relax your pelvic muscles. This will ease muscle spasms. You will need to see a specialist in pelvic floor issues.
Suggested treatments for vulvodynia include:
- Interferon injections
- Laser treatments
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