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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have been noticing a discharge on my 9 year old daughter's underwear and couple of times i have noticed her scratching her self. what could be the cause?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Possibilities: Many girls can develop a discharge from simple cross contamination. The anus is so close that fecal germs can find there way in. Wiping wrong can assist that. If she sits in a soapy tub without rinsing well the water can leave a soap film on her genitals and trigger scratching. A warm tub soak & rinsing the area well with clean water can help.If it persists her doc may need to evaluate this.
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Last updated Apr 8, 2020


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