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Should I talk to my doctor about my prepubescent vulvovaginitis symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Prepubescent vulvovaginitis is common among adolescents who have not yet reached puberty, as they run a higher risk of vaginal infection. However, multiple cases of vulvovaginitis or vaginal infections may be a sign of an underlying condition such as a reaction to soap chemicals, an allergy (such as to latex, for example), poor hygiene habits, use of clothing that traps heat and moisture (like nylon) or is too tight, or even a sexually transmitted disease, that may be caused by sexual abuse. It can also be caused by diabetes, chemotherapy, or the use of antibiotics. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of prepubescent vulvovaginitis for treatment.

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