My 3 year-old daughter just called me while she was in the loo after peeing, she complained about pain on her vagina. When i checked i saw that as the base of her clitoris is red and has small cuts on both sides of the clitoris (on the skin folds). The cuts looks similar to the cuts that most people tend to have behind their pinky toes. I dont know what to do to help relieve her pain? I plan to take her to the doctor tomorrow because theres no doctor available in my area at this time of the night (23h22). I gave her ponstan but im not sure what else to do. Any suggestions??
It could be several things. One, three year olds tend to explore their genitals because they are curious and it feels good. She may have gotten a little rough in her exploration and has some light trauma to the area. If this is the case, a little antibiotic ointment or cream or a little petroleum jelly like Vaseline should soothe it. Another thing is the possibility of a fungal infection, especially if she has been on antibiotics recently. You might look to see if you see any cheesy looking discharge down there. In that case she will need and antifungal cream from the Dr. You can try bathing the area with some lukewarm water and apply a little petroleum jelly to soothe the area and/or apply cool compresses until she can see her Dr.
One thing that is good is that area heals very well. Do you have any virgin coconut oil in the house? It is a antibacterial and healing agent too.
Hope this helps!
It's probably nothing to worry about, but I hope that you have ruled out any physical abuse of your daughter. Sorry to bring it up, but so often a parent has no idea that it is going on. You take care.
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