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Vaginitis in Children

  • Overview

    Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina.

    • It is a common gynecological problem found in females of all ages.
    • Most females will have at least one form at some point in their lives.

    What causes vaginitis?

    Many things can cause vaginitis, including:

    • bacteria
    • yeast
    • viruses
    • chemicals in creams or sprays
    • clothing can cause vaginitis
    • organisms that are passed between sexual partners

    In addition, the vaginal environment is influenced by a number of different factors including:

    • your child's health
    • her personal hygiene
    • medications and hormones (particularly estrogen)
    • the health of her sexual partner
    • her clothing (including tight jeans and synthetic fiber underwear)

    A disturbance in any of these factors can trigger vaginitis.

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