Causes Of Vaginal Itching In Children Aged 7 Years?
at night I want to ask my 7 year old child who often itches on his genitals before I have taken him for treatment and he is healed now, what medicine should I give so that it doesn’t come back again, thank you
Hi Martha .. Thank you for the question given.
Itching in the pubic area is not only experienced by adults, children can also experience it. Itching in the genital area of the child can be caused by:
Irritation from the use of internal clothing, used soap, or due to excessive scratching Fungal infection / tinea cruris Eczema / atopic dermatitis - symptoms: itchy skin, redness, dry skin Contact dermatitis Parasitic infection / scabies child is to avoid scratching. Because scratching can lead to secondary infections. Also, if the itching complaint is felt to be more annoying, the skin is red, widespread, and pus then it's a good idea to check your child to a pediatrician. So that the doctor can do a physical examination directly and if necessary, an examination of skin scrapings can also be done. Meanwhile, several things that can be done are:
Keep the child's genital area clean, avoid moisture, after the child defecates and bathes, dry it with a dry and clean towel Avoid using cleaning fluids, or soaps that are irritating to the skin Use underwear made from absorbing sweat and avoid clothes that are too tight Teach children to clean pubic area by washing it from front to back, not the other way around. Hopefully this is useful