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Vulvovaginitis is skin irritation around the vulva and vagina that is common in young children. Read about the symptoms and treatment of vulvovaginitis.

Key points

  • Vulvovaginitis has many different causes.
  • Parents can help their child treat and prevent vulvovaginitis with good hygiene measures.
  • Parents can help make sure their child keeps their vaginal area clean and dry, and avoids moisture, irritation and heat.
  • Parents can also help their child avoid products and activities that cause irritation.
Last updated: April 11th 2024