While your child is young, the skin around the vulva external female genital area can be quite thin, and this can lead to it being easily irritated. Occasional itching around the vulval area is common. Sometimes, irritation to the skin can cause pain see our fact sheet Vulvovaginitis. The symptoms are usually not serious and get better with simple steps you can do at home.
Kids Health Information : Vulvovaginitis
Vulvovaginitis is inflammation of the vulva or vagina. Without oestrogen, the skin of their vulvas is thin and delicate. This means that bacteria or vaginal discharge can easily irritate their skin. Sometimes, worms or labial fusion can lead to vulvovaginitis or make it worse.
Vulvovaginitis is skin irritation around the vulva and vagina that is common in young children. Read about the symptoms and treatment of vulvovaginitis. Vulvovaginitis is an inflammation or irritation of the delicate skin of the vulvar and vaginal area. The vulva is the outside area of the female genitals; the vagina connects the vulva and the uterus. Vulvovaginitis may cause soreness, itchiness, redness and burning.
Vaginitis is redness, soreness, or swelling in and around the vagina. The vulva the area around the opening of the vagina also might be irritated. Vaginitis is common in girls of all ages.