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Vaginitis

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  • Redness, or inflammation of the vaginal lining
  • Usually has a discharge of various colors, (white, yellow, green, bloody)
  • Can be caused by chemical irritants, latex allergy, poor hygiene, or infection (bacterial, viral or fungal)

  • Pain, burning, and itching -- often worse after urination
  • Discharge and odor

  • In non-sexually active children, the possibility of child Abuse must always be considered and evaluated by searching for tears, bruising, or infection.
  • Chemical irritants like laundry detergents and additives can produce symptoms.
  • Trauma and friction from tight clothing can also produce symptoms.
  • Poor hygiene and failure to wash hands regularly can contribute to its development.
  • In young girls, always search for the possibility of a foreign body having been inserted, which will need to be removed.

  • Improve hygiene and stress the importance of wiping front to back after voiding.
  • Avoid irritating chemicals and tight clothing.
  • Treat infections if cultures confirm their presence.
  • Any suspicions of sexual Abuse must be reported and investigated.

  • Usually caused by inappropriate therapy, such as unnecessary antibiotics or use of a strong steroid cream that thins the skin.
  • The labia can sometimes fuse after an Injury accompanied with swelling.

  • Good hygiene, comfortable clothing, and avoiding irritating chemicals
  • In sexually active adolescents, the regular use of condoms




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