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Lake Oconee Pediatrics

SINCE 2006 | THE LAKE AREA'S 24-HOUR PEDIATRICIAN

VULVOVAGINITIS

Itchy irritated privates and burning when she pees.

If your child has a normal urine dipstick test and we've diagnosed her with vulvovaginitis, here's what you need to do to get her feeling normal again!


Bathing  

  • No bubble baths or liquid soaps added to bathwater.
  • Use a gentle bar soap, like Dove.
  • Have child sit “Indian style” and wash privates by using washcloth and gently patting area. Do NOT use soap on private area - rather wash with water only.
  • If she likes to play or lounge in the tub, do this playing first before bringing out any soap. Once the soap comes out, the clock is ticking: clean the body, rinse with fresh water from the tap and get out right away.
  • If the private area appears dry, you can apply some Aquaphor or Vaseline.
     

Using Bathroom/Wiping

  • When urinating, have her sit with legs spread wide.  This makes it easier to stay clean and dry.
  • After urinating, pat dry (not wipe) with plain toilet paper.
  • After pooping, make sure she wipes front to back.
  • Do not use any baby wipes or bathroom wipes, even ones that say they’re gentle or are alcohol-free.  If a wetted wipe is desired, use toilet paper and water instead.
     

Other Instructions

  • Wear breathable cotton underwear.
  • Change underwear frequently if sweaty.
  • Sleep in a night-shirt without underwear. 
  • Do not hold urine or poop.
  • Drink lots of water.
     

Follow-up for signs of urinary tract infection, which may include:

  • Painful urination
  • Urine of unusual odor or color
  • Blood in urine
  • Fever
  •  Back pain or belly pain
  •  Nausea and vomiting
  • Any problems that persists more than a few days after being seen.