According to dr. Mirawati Setyorini, GDSS, normal vaginal area does have a Candida fungus and bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis. However, if the balance of the vagina is not good or the use of antibiotics that long, do not keep the vagina and the vagina moist and wet experience, it can lead to mold into more. Causing discomfort, itching vaginal discharge and yeast infection occurs. However, if a child is in a healthy state, it is actually rare fungal infection.
Various factors cause
In girls who have puberty, the vagina’s defense was good enough, because a thin layer of fat compared with those who had puberty. But for children who have not puberty, usually no influence on the hormone estrogen which plays a major role in the occurrence of fungal infections. Network structure in the genital is still different from what’s puberty. However, children who have not experienced puberty was still potentially a vaginal yeast infection.
Moreover, fungal infections can also occur due to propagation or transfer of germs from the anus to the vagina, where the position of the two are close. The entry of bacteria from the anus to the vagina can be caused by wrong way to clean these organs after defecation and small. This needs to be told and taught to children.
The occurrence of yeast infections can be caused by everyday habits, the use of underwear that is too tight, so it makes a poor air circulation and causing the temperature, and the amount of moisture is higher.
Characteristic of children who experience vaginal yeast infection is actually not much different from the adults, the head blob milk whiteness as a casserole or as a grain of rice. The whitish itchy, even scratching. If the desire itching can not be arrested, it can lead to worse conditions and vagina became very red. There are also complaints as a slightly sour smell.
Clinical examination and laboratory
To make a diagnosis ideally done in two phases, namely clinical and laboratory. But if the clinical examination can already be determined, then the only additional laboratory tests alone.
Clinically, the examination is conducted physical examination, the vulva area or check their genital lips to see if the color is red or not, whether there is a scratch mark that signifies the itching of the vagina. Then see if there are grains of stale milk white head. If clinical examination is sufficient, then it is determined the diagnosis.
However, if you are not sure, examination of fluid that comes out of the vagina with a microscope. Fluid is taken using cotton, so it does not injure the genitals. Fluid examination with a microscope will also determine whether there is element of mushrooms.
Giving antifungal drugs
To overcome fungal infection in children as well as handling the actual adult. Because the fungus is essentially normal in the area.
Purpose of treating a yeast infection is not to spend all the mushrooms that exist, but to make a normal amount of yeast. Therefore, not all fungal infections given anti-fungal and it depends on the clinical examination.
For children, if discharge to clot to disrupt daily activities will require treatment with anti-fungal. Anti fungus also are of two kinds, namely in the form of antifungal cream applied to the vagina to its use that aims to reduce the itching and reduce mold in the genital area of a small lip.
Drug classes used are topical azole and others. Meanwhile, to overcome yeast infections in the vagina to deliver antifungal drug that can be consumed and generally fall in the class of azole drugs.
For antifungal drug dosing in children should be tailored to the child’s weight, because the weight has to be able to tolerate the influence of the drug receive and determine the amount of drug in the body needs.
As for the other handling by keeping the vaginal area and clean the vagina using plain water and clean not with a special antiseptic solution or other vaginal cleaning fluid.
Keep in mind, for this fungal infection can actually cause other diseases condition if it is severe, the skin-pass so that arose surrounding skin fungal infections in the skin around the buttocks and groin.
Worth a Look!
For children it can be difficult maintain healthy vagina area, for that parents should educate children to be able to clean the vagina properly after defecation and urination. Teach how to clean the vagina from front to back.
- For the kids do not need to use other cleaning materials. Enough with clean water only.
- Avoid the use of clothing with the hot material and tight. Wear clothing with materials that easily absorb sweat like cotton.
- Frequently changing underwear.
- Keep the genital area and take care to keep it dry and clean. (Source: Mom & Kiddie)