Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zaza | 2012/05/07

Q.

Freaking out

Good morning,

MAy I please ahve your assistance, I have a 13month old girl and she was recently on antibiotics for an ear infection, she then had a bad case of nappy rash, I went to the pharmacy to get other meds as bepanthen / bum cream was not helping. when I was cleaning her to smear the " new"  cream I noticed that her hymen had torn, is this normal as I am freaking out being a 1st time mom and all. I am waiting for her pead to open at 9am this morning.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Baby girls often have small tags on their hymen. In fact about 10% of baby girls have this. This is not a tear, but can sometimes give the appearance of a tear. Please take your baby to see your paediatrician for reassurance.

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