Can children have vaginal infections?

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Children can have vaginal infections, in particular bacterial infections. This is because children may be more likely to use improper toilet hygiene. When a child wipes from back to front after using the toilet, bacteria from the anus can spread to the vagina. If children don't wash their hands and then touch their genital area, vaginal infections can result.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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