Vulvovaginitis is the infection or inflammation of the vagina or vulva before a young girl reaches puberty.
Causes of Vulvovaginitis Before Puberty
Caused by: bacteria, parasites (including pin-worms), yeast-like fungi, or viruses, allergies to synthetic fabrics, soap or other items in contact with the genitals, scratches, abrasions or genital injury from insertion of foreign bodies in the vagina by the child or a playmate, genital injury from sexual abuse, and irritation from bubble bath or bath additives.
Signs and Symptoms of Vulvovaginitis Before Puberty
Symptoms include: redness, pain and itching around the genital area, vaginal discharge, which may or may not have an odor, pain with urination, and bleeding from the affected area (sometimes).
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