Can vulvovaginitis in girls be prevented?
You can lower the chance of vulvovaginitis in your child by: teaching her how to wipe 'front to back' after using the toilet, so that there is less chance of bacteria in stools reaching the vulvovaginal area; reducing the use of bathing soaps and gels, and choosing oil-based products; not shampooing hair in the bath; using plain, unperfumed toilet paper; avoiding tight clothes and underwear; choosing cotton underwear instead of synthetic fabrics, and; changing nappies regularly in babies and younger girls.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 16 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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