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A 31-year-old female asked:

My daughter aged 5 turning 6 has stains on her underwear dark in colour its not even a discharge it smells like urine please advise ...i do bath her frequently eith non fragranced soap on her entire body because she has eczema *i use glycerin soap?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
It happens: The female at this age may get into trouble with baths because of bathing practices, especially with fragrant soaps. Sitting in a tub of soapy/dirty water allows that water to coat her pee hole & enter her vagina. Unless the area is rinsed with clean water before leaving it can trigger itching or urinary problems. A dry tub shower with a sprayer can end this as can just showering.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2020

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