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December 6th, 2011
Some Answers on Vaginal Discharge
You may find this helpful. I did.

http://www.babycenter.com/0_vulvovaginitis _68385.bc
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replied June 24th, 2012
concernedmommy
Thank you so much for the site. This lists all of my daugther symptoms and I will be addressing it at the doctor tomorrow.
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replied December 26th, 2011
My 5 year old daughter was taken to the pediatrician also. She has asthma. Was told it could be related to allergies or respiratory infections. She had yellow discharge with blood streaks and I had her seen immediately. Doc checked to see if sexual trauma was evident-it was not. Was told to review good hygiene habits (wiping front to back), refrain from bubble baths, and to continue to watch. If continues to call back. Even checked for pinworms. Found this post and looked up above site and more: http://pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu/vulvovagi nitis.html; will continue to check back. Thank you to all of you for helping a discouraged mom!
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replied March 26th, 2012
I am glad I found this response. I have a 5yr old that has been experiencing the same yellowish discharge so I decided to search and found this forum. The link that you provided helped me more than anything. I was slightly concerned about my daughters discharge but not so much because for as long as I could remember I have had a heavy discharge pre-teens and felt like I was the only with it. After reading the link I really think that I am just really sensitive to soaps, perfumes in detegents, antibiotics, the nylon underwear etc. it probably all causes the irritation that I get. It seems as though living with a vaginal discharge is a way of life for some girls/ladies/women and we will need to teach our daughters how to cope with it. But I tell you I kept my panties up for a long time because I was so embarass by it because no one told me that it was common. But I do wish i knew how to care for myself (pantyliners etc, may be vinagar wash if it works).The red irritation is that worst and does itch like a yeast infection. Thanks for informing me as well.
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replied March 26th, 2012
I am glad I found this response. I have a 5yr old that has been experiencing the same yellowish discharge so I decided to search and found this forum. The link that you provided helped me for myself more than anything. I was slightly concerned about my daughters discharge but not so much because for as long as I could remember I have had a heavy discharge pre-teens and on and felt like I was the only with it. After reading the link I really think that I am just really sensitive to soaps, perfumes in detegents, antibiotics, the nylon underwear etc. it probably all causes the irritation that I experience. It seems as though living with a vaginal discharge is a way of life for some girls/ladies/women and we will need to teach our daughters how to cope with it. But I tell you I kept my panties up for a long time because I was so embarassed by it because no one told me that it was common. But I do wish i knew how to care for myself (pantyliners, no perfumes etc, may be vinegar wash if it works).The red irritation is that worst and does itch like a yeast infection though all my test usually said it wasn't but they seldomly knew what it was don't remember getting any details. Thanks for informing me as well.
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replied December 27th, 2011
I was just wondering if anyone ever found out anything? Same story with my almost 7 year old. I think I have come to the conclusion that she just has regular discharge. The vagina is designed as self cleaning. I think it's due to heredity. Because both my mom and I have heavier discharge. I would leave it be but if I do it get irritated because a childs vagina is more sensitive and gets red from it. I have been doing baths with the apple cider vinegar once a week or more and this seems to help so it doesn't get too irritated. When she gets older her vagina will not get so irritated from the discharge. Also the link at the end of the forum is helpful. I think doctors aren't understanding it and that's why no one is getting any answers. It's the same discharge that we get as adults but a little girls vagina get irritated because it's sensitive to this. This is why it can't be treated by creams or antibiotics. I never had it when I was little but it's the only thing that seems to make any sence. Just thought I'd share.
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replied January 26th, 2012
I just found the answer to all of this, all colors of discharge, I have been going through this with my 5 yr old since she was 2, all the specialists, no-one told me about this....here it is, makes perfect sence. http://www.babycenter.com/0_vulvovaginitis _68385.bc?page=1
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replied February 5th, 2012
7 year old with greenish discharge
My daughter is 7 and has had a relatively heavy discharge (for a child!) for 3-4 years. It is greenish and I find it in her underpants. If a bath is delayed past a couple days, she sometimes says it itches. My mother and myself have always had heavy discharge without any "stimulation". Assumed my daughter is following in our footsteps. I am consistently diagnosed with "florid" yeast infections myself, but never have symptoms (itching etc.) Years ago as a teen, my doctor advised that I bathe my vaginal area with baby shampoo because it is alkaline. Just last week, I started having my daughter use Johnson's baby shampoo on her hoo hoo. Today, my daughter mentioned that it "smelled." The thought of a doctor poking around her private area makes me CRAZY and we LOVE her doctor. After reading the posts above, I'm not convinced it will do much good. However, because I trust her doctor completely, I will at least send an email. I'll continue to watch this site for any new news. Thanks!
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replied February 7th, 2012
icky discharge
My 6 year old has the same issue. Her outer area does get red alot. She too is a little heavier than others her age. I finally found out why. She is not wiping well enough. When she wipes, she thinks she is dry, but in reality, she is not. What I found to help was this. After giving her a shower or bath, I make sure she is dry. If she is red down there, I apply A&D Ointment and let her sleep without underwear. By morning, she is fine. That helps with redness...I noticed for the first time the other day that she had a little yellowish discharge, I am thinking that this may have to do with her not wiping very well, and I found out that she is not wiping front-to-back when using the potty. These things may contribute to the issue. Just thought I would share my experiences.
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replied February 7th, 2012
HOORAY! the link provided by onewho1ders dec 6th 2011 is thorough, well written and addresses "all?" the concerns in this string! It does a terrific job of easing my fears about possible future ramifications of my daughter's less than normal discharge. Thank you onewho1ders!
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replied April 15th, 2012
Discharge
Yes the link is exactly right. My daughter had that problem like a year ago and the doctor told me it was vulvovaginitis. He said to put vinegar in a tub (not the bathtub but a bucket or tub u purchase) and bathe her like that for a few days. He also said that girls that get that problem are a little more sensitive down there so try not to use perfume soaps (even baby ones) down there. here recommended Dove Bodywash for older girls and a hypoallergenic baby wash for younger girls. It came back a few weeks ago and he said that sometimes it just happens like that.
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replied April 15th, 2012
Discharge
Yes the link is exactly right. My daughter had that problem like a year ago and the doctor told me it was vulvovaginitis. He said to put vinegar in a tub of water (not the bathtub but a bucket or tub you purchase) and bathe her vagina like that for a few days. He also said that girls that get that problem are a little more sensitive down there so try not to use perfume soaps (even baby ones) down there. He recommended Dove Bodywash for older girls and a hypoallergenic baby wash for younger girls. It came back a few weeks ago, and he said that sometimes it just happens like that.
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replied February 23rd, 2012
3 year old with samethin
i think my 3year old is going thou same thin snd hope to get it fix... i too found out the sit from onewho1ders help me forget that maybe someone was hurtin my little girl thank u....
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replied March 6th, 2012
My 7 yr old daughter has the same problem.. She has a slight discharge which is greenish and smelly, on and off..i brought her to her doctor and was dignosed having a UTI..it was her second time. She had antibiotics for 7 days and another 10 days..the discharge was gone but 3 days after finishing her antibiotics, it came back..i was so worried and i'm going to take her to a urologist tomorrow..she has a recurrent UTI but i'm not sure if it has something to do with her discharge..
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replied March 11th, 2012
my 3 1\2 year old and my 5 year old daughters both have a greenish discharge it started about a month ago i have done absolutly everything i can and everything the doctors have said to do and nothing is working
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replied March 11th, 2012
my 3 1\2 year old and my 5 year old daughters both have a greenish discharge it started about a month ago i have done absolutly everything i can and everything the doctors have said to do and nothing is working
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replied March 11th, 2012
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These children have bacterial vaginosis. Put two cups of APPLE CIDER VINEAGR into the their warm bath water and let them soak in it for 20 minutes. The apple cider vinegar helps fight off the toxins that causes BV.

Also, only bathe them with unscented DOVE soap. And use natural detergent to wash their under garments.

And make sure that the girls are wiping themselves in the right direction when they use the bathroom. And NO bubble baths, baby powder etc.

Plus you may want to get them on probiotics. It contains good bacteria that will kill the bad bacteria causing the BV.

If the outside of their vaginas are irritated a little coconut oil should take care of that.

I hope this helps.
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replied July 1st, 2012
my 7 year old daughter also having sometimes(monthly once or once in 2 months)yellowish discharge. her panties look sticky & colour changed. i didn't see any doctor, any medicine. i was telling her to wash after each void.
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replied July 6th, 2012
vaginal discharge
i found this article in here http://www.babycenter.com/0_vulvovaginitis _68385.bc?page=1 because my daughter, 5 yrs. old, also experiencing the same dicharges for few days now.
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replied July 20th, 2012
Varginal discharge in 6 yr old daughter
This site is useles then, up to now no reply to the many discharge queries? I was going to ask the same about my 6 year old daughter but no thanks!
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replied September 21st, 2012
Vaginal Discharge in toddler!
My 3 1/2 year old was red and had a white discharge... I thought it was a yeast infection because her daddy doesn't help her wipe. I put anti fungal cream on it to relieve discomfort and took her to the dr. the next morning because the white chunky discharged turned into green mucas discharge over night. The Dr. took a swab and told me to continue using the anti fungal cream and they would call when the lab comes back. They called and there is no sign of yeast & believe it is because of the wiping issue she got an infection and it will go away on its own and to keep the area CLEAN and DRY. I cannot stress enough help your kids wipe thier butts!!!! I bought the toilet paper wipes at walgreens that are flushable just for her. Every time she goes potty she has to tell me and i will wipe her butt FRONT TO BACK do not repeat with the same piece of tissue!!!! NO BUBBLE BATHS!!!! CLEAN AND DRY!!!!
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replied September 21st, 2012
Vaginal Discharge in toddler!
My 3 1/2 year old was red and had a white discharge... I thought it was a yeast infection because her daddy doesn't help her wipe. I put anti fungal cream on it to relieve discomfort and took her to the dr. the next morning because the white chunky discharged turned into green mucas discharge over night. The Dr. took a swab and told me to continue using the anti fungal cream and they would call when the lab comes back. They called and there is no sign of yeast & believe it is because of the wiping issue she got an infection and it will go away on its own and to keep the area CLEAN and DRY. I cannot stress enough help your kids wipe thier butts!!!! I bought the toilet paper wipes at walgreens that are flushable just for her. Every time she goes potty she has to tell me and i will wipe her butt FRONT TO BACK do not repeat with the same piece of tissue!!!! NO BUBBLE BATHS!!!! CLEAN AND DRY!!!!
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replied October 4th, 2012
Hopefully this helps some of you
Have any of you considered the chemicals found in wipes or the sulfates in the bubble bath and or soap. Even shampoo? My daughter is 4 and has a similar issue and most Dr's do not know the answer..now a days they have these tablet computers that you put symptoms in and it gives them a list of possible issues....they don't know they head from a hole in the ground. Try to use a simple wash. Go to your local heathfood store and ask for something simple like dr bronners castile soap. The tea tree one is my personal favorite. Or you can make your own. Also try giving cranberry extract or get REAL cranberry juice. Not from concentrate either. Will make you even more dehydrated due to the amount of not only fake stuff but all the bad sugars that are added. It is about $5-8 for real juice. They also make chewable tablet form. Also there are chemicals including bleach in most toilet paper. It is a very hard thing to go through to make sure your house is a safe house but honestly I would go without the material possessions and have a healthy family. Try maybe a soft baby washcloth with warm water to clean after urination. Wash them each time. No different then when they were uber small right? You must pay close attention to your children including yourselves. Their little bodies can only give so many signs. Your/our bodies tell us everything they need to know. I read on here about one little girl with a body odor issue. That is not natural. You usually smell if you are not balanced. Meaning stress, diet, not enough water, not enough sleep, depression(ya kids get sad too) and definitely not enough exercise. Turn off the tvs for a few days. No video games. Make them be a child and go play in the dirt and rocks. Take them hiking or to the park. Any positive stimulation will make for a positive outcome. You keep telling them there is something wrong with them, they will continue to be hard on themselves maybe even build a complex on top of the issue already at hand. People that are sick or have a lot of medical conditions usually have some form of mental insecurity. Belive you are healthy and you will be.
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replied March 13th, 2013
Get a Culture
This thread is old, but having just gone through this with my six-year-old, I wanted to share our experience. My daughter started having very odorous discharge -- not huge amounts, but enough that she wanted to change her underwear several times a day. The doctor was initially a little dismissive; she suggested sit baths & more attention to wiping habits. We tried apple cider vinegar baths, unscented flushable wipes; nothing helped. On our next doctor visit, she did a culture of the discharge & it came back with strep A -- probably transferred to that area when my daughter had a strep throat infection that cleared up on its own. Onto a course of penicillin & the discharge went away within a matter of days. Such a relief. I hate to resort to antibiotics if we don't have to, but this was clearly not resolving itself on its own. Used a probiotic to help offset the effects.
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replied June 10th, 2013
These little girls are being sexually abused and the doctors don't want to admit it because its an ugly messy scenario and involves going to court and testifying against the father who is the most likely culprit and oh by the way, the one who pays the doctor's bills. Call CPS.
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replied July 12th, 2013
Wow. i'm amazed at how many there are with this problem my daughter has vaginal discharge on nearly a daily basis. its kind of thick and yellowish white in color and she gets a red bum quite a bit too. She is18 months. anyone gets any answers id love to hear.
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replied March 2nd, 2016
i would try essential oils from a good company. Like DoTerra. Maybe melaluca or lavender. one drop diluted with water. try it on yourself first. the lavender is warming, so if you explain that to her, she will understand what she feels. I've only used lavender myself. I've put lavender on my 4 year old for redness and irritation from wiping.
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