What is prepubescent vulvovaginitis?

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Prepubescent vulvovaginitis is a common disease, which is characterized by an inflammation (irritation, itching) of the vagina and vulva occurring in girls who have not yet reached puberty. The vulva can be defined as the external portions of the vagina, including the inner and outer lips (labia majora and labia minora), the vaginal opening and the area surrounding it (vestibule), the urinary opening, and the skin between the vagina and the anus (perineum). Prepubescent vulvovaginitis is the leading gynecological disease diagnosed in girls who have not yet reached puberty. Although prepubescent vulvovaginitis can cause irritation, itching, and a vaginal discharge, it can typically be treated with medication or a topical cream.

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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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