Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: KARRIE | 2008-11-26

Q.

Vaginal rash

My 11 year old daughter is beginning to reach puberty, which I thought was very early. She is complaining of a white discharge and I am not sure what to do about it. I have tried vaginal creams, but nothing that could be inserted. How could she develope something like this without experiencing sexual intercourse. Please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The most likely cause of this problem is a candida infection. Your daughter may have had an antibiotic recently. In any case this is the most likely cause. Give her Nystatin oral solution 1ml 4 times daily by mouth for 5 days. Apply Nystatin cream 3 times day to her vaginal area. Give her a probiotic such as Probiflora once daily for 10 days.

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