Vulvovaginitis is skin irritation around the vulva and vagina that is common in young children. Read about the symptoms and treatment of vulvovaginitis. Vulvovaginitis is an inflammation or irritation of the delicate skin of the vulvar and vaginal area. The vulva is the outside area of the female genitals; the vagina connects the vulva and the uterus.
Vaginal Inflammation and Irritation: Treating Vulvovaginitis
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While your child is young, the skin around the vulva external female genital area can be quite thin, and this can lead to it being easily irritated. Occasional itching around the vulval area is common. Sometimes, irritation to the skin can cause pain see our fact sheet Vulvovaginitis. The symptoms are usually not serious and get better with simple steps you can do at home. Thrush is very uncommon before puberty, although can be common in babies.
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Jump to content. A rash in your vaginal area vulva may be caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment. A common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction contact dermatitis.
Vulvovaginitis is inflammation of the vulva or vagina. Without oestrogen, the skin of their vulvas is thin and delicate. This means that bacteria or vaginal discharge can easily irritate their skin.