Most women will experience a vaginal itch at some point in their lives and more common than not, it will be reoccurring. Vaginal itches happen for a plethora of reasons like period, perspiration, certain soaps, or even tight clothing. This review will examine the topical cream, Vagisil, which claims to offer maximum, fast acting relief from vaginal itch. The manufacturer claims to achieve this by forming a protective barrier over the delicate vaginal skin and help to prevent future irritation that can be caused from taking antibiotics, vaginal discharge and from having an imbalance of pH levels. Vagisil cream is blended with Aloe and Vitamins A, D and E to provide long lasting comfort and relief from vaginal itch. Additionally, and as an added benefit, they also contain patented Odor Block Protection to prevent vaginal odor before it starts.
- Benzocaine (20%)
- Resorcinol (3%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Cholecalciferol, Lanolin Alcohol, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Stearate, Sodium Sulfate, Triethanolamine, Trisodium HEDTA, Maltodextrin.
Resorcinol works by breaking down rough or hardened skin. Benzocaine is generally used for its abilities. It is commonly relied upon to reduce discomfort caused by skin irritations, vaginal irritation, and hemorrhoids.
Vagisil recommends applying a fingertip amount (approximately a one-inch strip) to affected area up to 3-4 times daily. Stop use and talk to your doctor if condition worsens or persists for more than seven days. Vagisil is meant only for external use.
Vagisil advises pregnant and nursing mothers to consult with their doctor before using any medicated cream. WebMD says pregnant women can use Vagisil only when necessary and determined that it is unlikely for significant amounts to be excreted in milk.
You can only buy this product from different third party retailers. We found Vagisil online for $4.44 for one tube. Pricing will vary according to the retailer.
Possible Side Effects
Vagisil does not cite any side effects on their website. In our research, we found common side effects from the key ingredient, benzocaine, such as headaches, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
We could not find a manufacturer’s guarantee for this product. The price and guarantee will vary depending on the retailer you buy from.
Vagisil Review – The Bottom Line
The main factor that drew us into Vagisil is its enticing, low price. Their website is concise and easy to navigate with plentiful information about symptoms and treatment for the common vaginal itch. While their price is fair, Vagisil does not offer a money back guarantee which is worrisome because it implicates the manufacturer’s lack of confidence in regards to the integrity of their product. In our research, we came across several reports of adverse reactions after taking Vagisil and a multitude of complaints of dissatisfaction. Anyone experiencing vaginal itch knows that time is of the essence when treating the pesky itch and even those who haven’t experienced it know the struggle of having an itch they cannot scratch so everyone can understand how crucial it is to find a product that really works. With so many products on the market that have sterling reviews and risk-free guarantees, we feel inclined to turn to other options before resorting to Vagisil.