Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mum | 2010-10-29


6yr with painful private

Hi Doc

I have a 6yr old daughter who has been complaining that her privates are sore. First question to her was " did anyone touch you" and she said no. I then took her to our GP and he said that it could be a result of bathing in bubble bath. I have stopped her now for a month and she still complains. The GP gave her an ointment which reliefs the pain for that moment and a week later she starts complaining again. I am not sure what to do

Please help

Expert's Reply



It is difficult to be sure about your daughter's problem without being able to see her. It is possible that she has a candida infection especially if she has had an antibiotic within the last 3 months or so. It would be a good idea to do the following: Give her a probiotic such as Probiflora Children's one tablet daily for 10 days;also give her Nystatin oral solution 1ml given 4 times a day in her mouth for 5 days; also apply Nystatin Cream twice a day to her vagina. If she is not better after 10 days she must be seen again by a doctor.

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Posted by: Mum | 2010-11-01

Thanks Doc, I will start her on the Probiflora and Nystatin solution and cream. You could be right, she was ill after the June school holidays.


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