Bacterial Vaginosis In Children

Bacterial Vaginosis In Children

Although bacterial vaginosis is a condition which normally affects grown women, in some cases it can occur in children. When it affects children, bacterial vaginosis is something that should be dealt with right away in order to protect your child’s reproductive health in the future.

Causes of BV in Children

When it comes to young girls, there are several possible culprits which can contribute to the development of  For example, bubble baths can pose a problem as they tended to affect the natural pH of the vagina. Regular bathing, particularly when the baths are long, can result in the introduction of scented or harsh bath products which are known contributing factors to the development of  BV infection. If your child is suffering from bacterial vaginosis, bubble baths should be avoided until treatment is complete. In addition, if your child suffers from recurring or chronic bacterial vaginosis, bubble baths should be eliminated altogether.

Another factor which can contribute to the development of bacterial vaginosis in very young children  is disposable diapers. Because disposable diapers are thick and tend to be made of material which does not allow the vaginal area to “breathe”, they too can lead to the creation of an environment which lends itself to the proliferation of the bacteria which cause bacterial vaginosis.

Also, many little girls will wipe from back to front after a bowel movement. This can result in the introduction of fecal matter into the vagina, which can upset the vaginas pH balance and also lead to bacterial vaginosis.

Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis in Children

If your little girl suffers wrong BV, you should consider adding yogurt to her diet. As I have detailed elsewhere on my site, yogurt is an excellent way to assist your body in repopulating the so-called good bacteria which keep the harmful bacteria in check.

If you suspect that your daughter suffers from bacterial vaginosis but a diagnosis is not yet been made, ensure that you take her to your pediatrician right away so that the appropriate treatment can be administered.

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