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Vaginitis is soreness or infection of your child's vagina. This common problem can cause itching and burning. Or there may be a change in vaginal discharge.
In children, vaginitis is most often caused by chemicals found in bath products, soaps, and perfumes. It can also be caused by bacteria, yeast, or other germs.
Not washing the vulva, wearing tight clothing, or being sexually abused may also make vaginitis more likely.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: August 2, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics
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