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Vaginitis in Children

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is vaginitis?

Vaginitis is inflammation or infection of your child's vagina. Vaginitis is commonly caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Other causes include a foreign object or exposure to a chemical irritant. Your child may be given medicines to treat an infection caused by bacteria or a fungus. Medicines may be given as a pill, or as a cream, gel, or tablet you insert into her vagina.

What are the signs and symptoms of vaginitis?

How can I help my child manage her symptoms?

How can I help my child prevent infections?

When should I call my child's doctor?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your child's care. Learn about your child's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your child's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your child. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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