Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2010/05/13

Q.

Vaginal discharge

Very concerned - 7year old just had vaginal discharge. Never happend before. Yellow/light brown in colour. She hasn''t complained about discomfort or burn. What could it be?Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The most common cause of this kind of discharge is a candida infection in a girl of your daughter's age. This usually occurs following antibiotic treatment or in young girls who have regular bubble baths which are alkaline and interfere with the normal protection against vaginal candida infection. Give your daughter a probiotic such as Probiflora Paed daily for 10 days. Apply Nystatin Cream twice a day to her vaginal area. If there is no improvement after 5 days she must be seen by a doctor.

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