Medical Questions > Parenting > Toddlers Forum

3 Yr Old Girl "digs" At Vagina

Must Read
Minor and more serious burns account for over 2 million doctor visits each year. But what is a burn? And what happens to the skin when it gets burned?...
Why are children at risk of burns? And what agents can cause the skin to burn? More on causes of skin burns and risk factors you can avoid here....
When should you seek medical help for a skin burn? We review common symptoms of burned skin as well as symptoms of airway burns here....
My 3 yr old daughter has been "digging" as I call it, where she urinates from. I have taken her to many doctors. At first they widened her urethra* and and opened her labia trying to help. Both didn't. Then she had a ultra sound while she urinated and that showed nothing. She has only had 3 actual urinary infections, but otherwise they show nothing. The only thing they ask me now is if anyone is abusing her, which I am a stay at home mom so she isn't around anyone without me there. What can I do to help her? Someone please help!
Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper Shana

replied January 10th, 2004
Extremely eHealthy
Ok, if you are 100 percent sure that no-one could be touching her there, my question is have you tried changing washing powder, soap, toilet paper, disinfectants etc, anything that could come in contact with that area. Even if it's not irritating her anywhere else, that area may just be extra sensitive.

Try stuff for sensitive skin (but note, both my children have such sensitive skin that they're even allergic to some of the special prescription stuff for sensitive skin) you may have to try several before finding what works.

But don't change everything at once. Start with the toilet paper & see what happens, then the soap etc. Also you might get a gentle cream(savlon? Something you have used before on sores or in that area to just help ease the irritation). One other thought just hit, many people I know, including myself have found that a warm bath with a couple of cups of apple cider vinegar which you flick/wash like waves into that area has helped rid irritations. Cheap & easy to try, but you need to do it for several days & with a 3 year old i'd suggest twice a day.

Also make sure she's not playing in sand or dirt, as this could work into her pants (even just abit) & could be the cause of the problem.

Good luck.
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 12th, 2004
It sounds like your daughter might be allergic to soap. Alot of people including children are vert sensitive try letting hertake a shower.Make sure she is wiping from front to back.If this doesn't work try using blistex or vagisil.My freind does this an it works for you.
Good luck
Did you find this post helpful?

replied August 19th, 2009
Did you put any cream around your dughters vagina try useing baby soap for a while to see if that helps out any I feel her pain.When she pees does it burn her at all in the vagina make sure she uses a warm compress twice a day tht will help her at night time please write me back , if that work thank you.
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply