FAQ - Vagisan Protective Ointment

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Vagisan Protective Ointment is an aqueous preparation and therefore contains a preservative (benzyl alcohol) in order to protect the ointment from bacteria and ensure a longer shelf life. Benzyl alcohol has a slight almond scent and is therefore also used as a fragrance. Vagisan Protective Ointment does not contain any other perfumes / fragrances. The ointment also contains no colourants.

Vagisan Protective Ointment is generally very well tolerated. However, isolated intolerances cannot be completely ruled out. In order to determine whether you can tolerate Vagisan Protective Ointment, you must test the product. Naturally, you should not use the product if you have a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Compare the ingredients of Vagisan Protective Ointment with your allergy passport.

Vagisan Protective Ointment contains quite a high concentration of soothing lipids but the ointment can be easily washed out of clothing and underwear as it does not contain zinc oxide.

Non-aqueous ointments are good at keeping moisture away from the skin. However, they frequently form a thick film on the skin, which means that moisture can build up on the skin under the ointment. Vagisan Protective Ointment keeps moisture away from the skin but lets it "breathe".

Yes. Vagisan Protective Ointment can also be used in the external intimate area during pregnancy.

A thin layer of the ointment is applied to and spread on the regularly affected areas in the external intimate area. A pea-sized amount in the front and in the rear intimate area is fully sufficient, for example.

The ointment can be applied 1–2 times a day, or more frequently if required. Application is recommended especially

  • AFTER washing
  • AFTER using toilet paper
  • around the anus BEFORE and AFTER a bowel movement
  • BEFORE sporting activities

Yes. Vagisan Protective Ointment is a very well tolerated product.

Vagisan MoistCream is used to alleviate the symptoms of vaginal dryness (e.g. feeling of dryness, burning, itching, pain – including during intercourse). Vagisan MoistCream can be used both in the external intimate area and in the vagina.

Vagisan Protective Ointment, on the other hand, is only used in the external intimate area to protect the skin from moisture and friction as well as to soothe skin that is already irritated.

All Vagisan products are exclusively available in Caring Pharmacy stores and online.

No. Vagisan Protective Ointment is not intended for use as a lubricant. The ointment should also not be used immediately prior to sexual intercourse when using latex condoms, since the tear strength of latex may be impaired by the ointment.

No. Slight oil leakage at the neck of the tube is not a quality defect; it is a property of the product caused by the addition of the nourishing oils.