What causes yeast infection around vaginal and anal area in a child?
I am writing concerning my 6 year old daughter. She has battled an infection around the vaginal area and what looks like ulcers. She has been checked for every type of STD and bacterial infection and has seen 3 Doctor's and 1 Dermatologist. Their diagnosis was Erysipelas and the treatment was a strong antibiotic. Today, she was seen by a 4th Pediatrician and he tested her for bacteria that may be the cause of a fissure. He also said she has a yeast infection around the vaginal and anal area. He prescribed Diflucan 100 MG (2 tablets). She will see him again next week when the test results come back. Is this common for a 6 year old and should I start her on a stool softener in the mean time?
Hi, It seems that she might be having yeast infection with super added bacterial infection producing all these symptoms. Continue with all these medicines till full course. Important is to keep her local hygiene clean, dry and airy. After proper cleaning apply antibiotic or triple action cream. Wear cotton short and avoid more perspiration on local part. Give her proper instruction and training about keeping personal hygiene clean and healthy. Rule out worm infestation which again cause infection and irritation. Ok and take care.
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