Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/17

Q.

vaginal infection

I have a 3 year old daughter who seems to have some form of infection down South. She is at a nursery school and I have asked the teachers to wipe her instead of encouraging her to do it - as she often has a red vagina that is also smelly. Should I be concerned about this, and should she go on a antibiotic or is there an alternative treatment.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter may have a candida infection especially if she has had antibiotics recently. It would be worthwhile trying her on a probiotic such as Probiflora children's for 10 days and to apply Nystatin cream twice daily to her vagina. If she is not better after 5 days please ask your doctor to see her.

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