Are there alternative treatments for prepubescent vulvovaginitis?

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Although infections of prepubescent vulvovaginitis respond best to medications, there are several alternative methods you can use while treating symptoms. Maintaining excellent hygiene is the most important alternative treatment. This includes washing hands more frequently, wiping from front to back to prevent germs from your stool from entering the vagina, and urinating with legs spread to prevent urine from collecting in the vagina. Similarly, it can be helpful to wear looser fitting underwear (made from cotton instead of spandex or silk) and removing wet bathing suits as soon as possible, both in the healing process as well as in preventing further infections. This can help discourage bacteria or fungi from invading or overpopulating your vagina.

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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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