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Can prepubescent vulvovaginitis be cured?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Girls with prepubescent vulvovaginitis typically respond well to treatment. The most common form of treatment is medication and, depending on the cause of vulvovaginitis, it can come in the form of antibacterial or antifungal creams, ointments, or even pills. These medications are usually effective at removing the entire infection of vulvovaginitis. However, if children experience more than one case of prepubescent vulvovaginitis in their lifetimes, it can indicate an underlying problem ranging from poor hygiene habits to a sexually transmitted disease. If a child experiences multiple unexplained cases of prepubescent vulvovaginitis, doctors may evaluate the possibility of sexual abuse. Talk to your doctor if your child experiences multiple cases of prepubescent vulvovaginitis.

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