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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: MAT | 2007/03/10

Q.

Vaginal Odour

My daughter is turning 3 next month - she has been out of nappies for about 3 weeks now. I find that she has a terrible vaginal odour, she baths everyday and does not complain of any discomfort. What do you suggest I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This may be due to two possibilities. Firstly she may have a candida infection as a result of taking antibiotics at some time. Give her probiotics for at least 10 days. Ask your pharmacist about children's chewable tablets and use one a day. Then at the same time ask your pharmacist to give you Nystatin cream and apply this twice daily to your daughter's vaginal area.If this does not help she may have pushed something into her vagina and she will need to see a doctor.

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