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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: kerm | 2007/12/17

Q.

red in vagina

my 17 month old has a bit of red in her vagina - what must i give her? dont always open the lips to clean inside when i bath her - should you?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It isnot necessary to open her to clean her. She may have a slight thrush infection. Just give her probiotics first and see if this clears up. Use Reuteri infant drops and give 1ml daily for 10 days. If there is no benefit try Nystatin Cream twice daily for 5 days.

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Posted by: J | 2007/12/18

The Vagina cleanses itself - do not open and wash - you can cause infection and irritation. Only wash on outside as you wash yourself. As long as it is not painfull or has a discharge I would leave it.

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