Redness On The Baby’s Genital Wall?
Good evening doctor, my child cried a little while holding her genitals. And when I check the outer wall of the vagina is red and smells a bit. Is my child infected? Then what about the handlers? Previously a few days ago I found mucous patches in his pants. My child is 20 months old
Hello Fitri Alia,
Vulvitis is an inflammatory condition in the vulva (leading part of the vagina). Vulvitis can occur in women of all ages. Girls who have not yet experienced puberty and women postmenopausal are at high risk of experiencing this condition.
The symptoms of vulvitis include:
Swelling and red external genital area (vulva or labia / vaginal lips)
A very itchy feeling around the genitals
Leucorrhoea comes out
Feel like burning
Chapped skin around the vulva or scaly skin and thickened white areas on the vulva
Runny swollen around the vulva
Causes of vulvitis in children include:
Infection by fungus, bacteria and viruses.
Irritation of pampers, soap, tissue, oil, or powder that is given around the genital area.
Skin diseases. Some skin diseases that can affect the health of the vulva, including psoriasis, lichen planu
To make a diagnosis of vulvitis, the doctor will examine the child's genitals and signs of vulvitis, such as red, swollen, fluid-filled lumps (blisters), or sores on the vulva, fluid / vaginal discharge coming from the vagina, and so on. Investigations such as urine testing can also be done to see if there is also an infection in the urinary tract. Treatment for vulvitis depends on the cause. If vulvitis is caused by an infection, then the use of antibiotic or antifungal drugs is the right treatment step. In addition to corticosteroids, emollient creams and antihistamine tablets can also be used to reduce itching. In addition to the treatment of vulvitis above, the following steps can also be applied to help speed healing while preventing the occurrence of vulvitis, namely:
Avoid using powder on the baby's genitals
Clean the genitals with no soap and warm water / clean water after the child urinates
Use underwear that is somewhat loose or made of cotton to provide air to the sex organs.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.