Jump to content. A rash in your vaginal area vulva may be caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment.
Itching, redness, and swelling of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area vulva is a common problem in girls before the age of puberty. Vaginal discharge may also be present. The color, smell, and consistency of the discharge can vary, depending on the cause of the problem.
Vaginas are pretty good at self-maintenance, but sometimes it can get pretty uncomfortable down there — even in a toddler vagina. As a mom your challenge is to figure out when your little girl has a vaginal problem and how to solve it — or better still, how to prevent it in the first place. Here are some tips on how to keep the toddler vagina healthy and avoid the most common causes of irritation.
Beth E. Five cases of dermatoses, vaginal abnormalities, and pain syndromes that may masquerade as infection. Read Part 1: Chronic vulvar symptoms and dermatologic disruptions: How to make the correct diagnosis May
Rashes are common throughout childhood. They look painful and often itch, and they can develop because of allergies, a viral infection, fungal infection, or even serious medical conditions. When your child develops a rash, there are a few things you can do treat it at home.
Call Now Purple or blood-colored spots or tiny dots with fever within the last 24 hours Trouble breathing or swallowing Not moving or too weak to stand You think your child has a life-threatening emergency. Call Doctor or Seek Care Now Purple or blood-colored spots or tiny dots without fever Bright red skin that peels off in sheets Large blisters on skin Bloody crusts on the lips Not alert when awake "out of it" Taking a prescription medication within the last 3 days Fever Your daughter is having her period and using tampons Your child looks or acts very sick You think your child needs to be seen, and the problem is urgent. Call Doctor Within 24 Hours Widespread rash, but none of the symptoms above.
Yeast infections usually happen in warm, moist parts of the body, such as the mouthand moist areas of skin. A yeast infection in the vagina is known as vulvovaginal candidiasis. Vaginal yeast infections can cause pain, itching, redness, a thick white vaginal discharge, pain during urination peeingand sometimes whitish patches on the skin of the vaginal area.
By Ellen Rosenberg Apr 1, Photo: iStockPhoto. From itchy bums to painful peeing, Michael Dickinson, a paediatrician in Miramichi, NB, explains that genital health issues are quite common in children, especially around pre-school age.
Vulvovaginitis vul-vo-vaj-ee-night-is is inflammation or irritation of the vagina and vulva external female genital area. Mild vulvovaginitis is a very common problem, and some children will have vulvovaginitis many times. Once puberty has begun, vulvovaginitis usually occurs less often. Usually no medical treatment or tests are needed.