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What do you suggest for vaginal itching in a 3 year old?

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Published At October 21, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My daughter will be 3 by next month. There is itching in her vagina and she scratches it once or twice in a week. Her hygiene is good so far and we are not sure why this is happening. We have not done any deworming so far, and therefore, we are trying for that now. The moment we think of going to the doctor it goes away and she is alright. This has happened for a couple of hours only. Also, there is no redness or any other sign in her stool or urine. Please advise.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

1. This age group children are prone to urinary infections.

2. Though obvious symptoms of urine infection may not be apparent, I suggest you to get urine routine or urine culture tests done to rule out urinary infection.

3. Also, please visit your pediatrician once with the urine test results (even if normal) and let them look for any local cause.

4. About deworming, please give her Albendazole 200 mg once. Consult her doctor, discuss with him or her and give the medicine with consent.

Investigations to be done

Urine routine, microscopy and culture.

Regarding follow up

Revert back with the test reports.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I will get the test done soon. I have the Bandy suspension and that contains Albendazole 200 mg. Should I give 10 mL before sleep or 5 mL? Do I need to repeat the same?

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

1. I suggest 10 mL once (dose for kids more than 2 years age) and repeat the same after 2 weeks. It will take care of vulvovaginitis caused by pinworms as well as deworming.

2. If anytime you notice vaginal discharge or itching more than usual or for a longer time and persistent, then meet your doctor as early as possible.

3. Also, maintain genital hygiene.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi
Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Child Health

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