Can prepubescent vulvovaginitis be prevented?

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Prepubescent vulvovaginitis and other vaginal infections are commonly diagnosed in the pediatric world. Because the causes of vaginal infections vary, it is often difficult or impossible to tell if something will cause irritation or infection. However, some causes of vaginal infection can be predicted or even prevented. For instance, causes such as allergic reactions to soap chemicals can be prevented only if you are aware of your current allergies. An imbalance of bacteria present in your vagina or vaginal fungus (yeast) can often be prevented by proper hygiene. This includes bathing and washing hands frequently, as well as wiping from front to back after using the bathroom. You can also help prevent prepubescent vulvovaginitis by wearing looser-fitting, cotton underwear and removing exercise clothes or wet bathing suits shortly after you are finished using them.

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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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