My 4 year old's vagina often has a strong odor-it's not exactly foul, but it's definently an odor. Sometimes it's accompanied by redness-and we add a little balmax or aquafor at night and that goes away, but many times there's no redness or irritation. I've noticed that her urine is rather strong smelling, so I'm wondering if it could be from this or if this is something I should see the Dr about?
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08-25-2011, 07:08 PM #1momto3angelsRegistered Userhas no status.
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vaginal smell in a 4 year old? (may be TMI)April
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08-25-2011, 08:27 PM #2AdrienneRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas status.
I'd take her in to be seen after trying something antifungal. Shouldn't be any sort of funky odor about.
08-25-2011, 08:27 PM #3DanasingleRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
My dd had a couple of yeast infections when she was 3 to 3-1/2. She may be a bit dehydrated too. My girls still have to be reminded to drink more when they are in the summer sun.
I would bring her in to check for uti anyway. Or bladder infection as they can spread to the kidneys (I think, I don't retain these 'facts' very well, just what to do if they show up.
08-26-2011, 12:25 PM #4Andi3Registered Userwants a status
It never hurts to get it checked out. My guess would be that she needs to work on wiping better when she goes to the bathroom. I struggled with my girls to wipe, or do it better for several years. One of them would get a sort of diaper rash looking reddness, I never really looked into how it smelled. Just figured it would smell since she didn't wipe good. It also never hurts to make sure those undies are getting changed every day, one of mine still forgets sometimes.
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08-26-2011, 12:34 PM #5StaceyTXRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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Could it be that she's sweating a lot and her panties are staying damp? I find in these hot days I have that issue.Born in Heaven 12/5/01
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08-26-2011, 01:57 PM #6
I'd have her checked out, and also make sure she is drinking plenty of water. Not soda! Water to flush out her system, keep her hydrated. If her urine has a strong odor, that says not enough water to me. Unless she's eating lots of asparagus...LJ born 8/4/04 thanks to the miracle of IVF.
08-26-2011, 02:39 PM #7jenn1975Registered Userhas no status.
My 4 yr old DD also tends to get a bit funky down there and is very prone to getting red (too much chlorine, playing in the sand, too much soap). We've probably been to the dr 10 times for yeast infections. Here's what finally started to help us:
No bubble baths ever (sad, I know)
Flushable potty wipes (we get cottenelle at Costco) after pooping.
No undies at bed to let her air out a bit. I think this helps a ton (I don't wear them to bed either!)
A&D at the first sign of redness 3x per day.
My DD washes her bits with gentle soap with her hand (puff or washcloth is too abrasive)
In the bath, she "sits like a butterfly" to really get a good soak (feet together, knees on the floor).
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08-26-2011, 11:12 PM #8DanasingleRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
great suggestions from Jenn! We do these things too.
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