Women suffer from a variety of feminine infections. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and vaginal infections often top the list. Both are uncomfortable and both can lead to the other because of the close proximity of the two affected areas.
I have always equated vaginal infections to discomfort and itch, while UTIs usually cause burning. However, the truth is that all three – – discomfort, itch and burning ‘” can easily be attributed to either a UTI or a vaginal infection.
There is little that can be purchased over the counter to treat either type of infection. However, there are some things that can be used to counteract the symptoms noted above.
One of the best comes from Vagisil. It is their Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes. They promise instant relief from intense itch, pure cleansing action and odor block protection. They deliver on all accounts.
Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes come in a box of 12. Each one is individually wrapped inside of a foil packet. Each wipe consists of a moist towelette soaked in pramoxine hydrochloride, an external analgesic. The 1% solution is the maximum amount of anti-itch medication available over-the-counter.
Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes also contain vitamins A, D and E to help soothe irritated skin and relieve the fiery burning sensation. The towelettes are flushable after each use.
The medication included in Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes absorbs into the skin immediately, thereby avoiding a sticky, greasy or messy feeling. The medication stays in place until the next urination or until it is washed away.
Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes do not possess a strong fragrance. What they do have is pleasant, containing no unpleasant medicinal smell.
Because the towelettes are individually wrapped, they are easy to pop into your pocket or handbag. That way you have one available anytime it is needed.
Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes are made for external use only. They are made for use by women and should not be used on children. Girls under the age of 12 should not use this product without a physician’s approval.
Stop using Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes if the condition for which they were being used does not clear up or worsens. Under such circumstances, it is advisable to contact a physician as quickly as possible.
To use Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes, open the foil packet at the top using the notches provided. Next, unfold it until it is completely open.
Working from front to back, swipe the genital area thoroughly but gently. Then toss the used towelette into the toilet and flush it away.
Active ingredients include: aloe barbadensisi leaf juice, dissodium cocoamphodiacetate, dissodium EDTA, ethylparaben, fragrance, glyceryl cocate, glycerin, methylparaben, PEG-7, phenoxyethanol, polysorbate 20, TEA-cocoyl glutamate, vitamins A, D and E, water and zea mays.
Additional warnings include:
1. Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes should not be used more than four times daily.
2. Do not use internally for any reason.
3. Keep them away from the eyes.
4. Do not use the product for more than one week (7 days). If the symptoms persist beyond that time, contact a doctor.
5. Do not use Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes cream in conjunction with any other anti-itch product without the approval of your physician.
6. Stop using immediately if bleeding occurs.
Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes should be available wherever Vagisil products are sold. That includes most drugstores, several discount department stores and a few grocery marts. A 1 oz pump of Vagisil Satin retails for around $7.
Here is my summary review:
Ease of use: 5 stars. Instructions are clearly printed on each box.
Effectiveness: 4 stars. It soothes the skin and abates minor to medium symptoms. It does not; however, work in extreme situations. Under those circumstances a physician should be contacted.
Claim accuracy: 4 stars. Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes come close to meeting all the claims but I don’t find them particularly useful in soothing burned tissue.
Variety: 5 stars. If you don’t care for Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes, the company offers several other options. These include Vagisil Regular and Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Cream and Vagisil Satin.
Packaging: 5 stars. The product comes in purple and white foil packets with black and purple lettering. The outside box mirrors the same. The Vagisil logo is prominently displayed along with other important information.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The box is small at 4 Â¼” by 2 Â½” by 2 Â¼”. The inside packets are smaller, making them easy to store almost anywhere.
Availability: 5 stars. Vagisil products are available at nearly every drugstore. They can also be found at discount department stores like K-Mart and Wal-Mart.
Price: 5 stars. The price is reasonable at around $5 for 12 packets or around $.42 each.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. I like this product and find it useful. I will definitely purchase it again.
Final rating: 4.8 stars
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor