Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mici | 2013-02-20


Vaginal infection in 2 year old?


My baby girl of almost 2 years has had a vaginal infection on an off since end of December 2012. I took her to the doctor twice and the first time they gave 5 days of Augmentin and the second time (2 weeks ago) they gave 10 days of Augmentin 600mg (i think).
The vagina is still a little red on the outside and the part that can be seen when changing the nappy. She also complains that it hurts when she urinates (not everytime, but at least once a day). I give her alot of fluids, mostly very diluted with filtered water. She also drank alka-fizz for a few days, but I did not notice any improvement. I also made sure the nanny knows to wipe from front to back when changing the nappy and also to change nappies regularly.

Any advice?

Expert's Reply



Most vaginal infections in young girls are due to candida infections. Giving a powerful antibiotic such as Augmentin will only make the problem worse. Give your daughter a good probiotic such as Probiflora for Children one chewable tablet daily for 10 days. Also apply Nystatin cream twice daily to her vagina. It will also help to give her Nystatin oral drops 1ml by mouth 4 times a day for 5 days.

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