Vulvovaginitis

PDF download is not available for Arabic and Urdu languages at this time. Please use the browser print function instead

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: September 18th 2019