Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mommy | 2008-11-12


Vaginal Thrush on a 10 year old girl

Hi There

Please assist my daughter has a thrush in her vagina I need to know what is causing it. I checked her her and we also talk so no one has touched her private parts.

Please help.

Expert's Reply



This is a very common problem in young girls especially after they have had an antibiotic is not the result of sexual abuse. It is important to give her a probiotic such as Probiflora Chidren's tablets once daily for 10 days. Apply Nystatin cream twice daily to her vaginal area.If she does not clear after 10 days she will need an antifungal treatment such as a once off single dose of Diflucan 150mg capsule

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Posted by: anon | 2008-11-12

It is not impossible it can happen, try taking away all fruit juices, and tea, just for 24 hours let her drink water if she is thirsty, also make sure that she only wears pure cotton panties –  synthetic mixes or nylon panties can cause this too, go to the chemist and see if they can provide OTC cream.

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