What are treatment options for prepubescent vulvovaginitis?

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There are a number of treatments available to prepubescent vulvovaginitis which depend on the cause of the infection. The most common treatments of bacterial or fungal infections include prescribed oral medication or topical medication. Examples of topical medication include antifungal drugs, antibacterial drugs, creams, ointments, or cortisone creams. If the infection was caused by an allergic reaction, antihistamines may help reduce allergy symptoms. It is also crucial to practice healthier genital hygiene habits during treatment and afterwards. These habits may include wiping from front to back when using the bathroom, washing hands more frequently, or taking a special type of bath called a sitz bath. A sitz bath involves soaking the hips and buttocks in warm water for at least 15 minutes, and is typically used as a cleanser treatment for hemorrhoids and vaginal or other genital infections. A tablespoon of baking soda added to the sitz bath may be soothing and cleansing.

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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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