As kids grow from grade-schoolers to preteens, there continues to be a wide range of "normal" regarding height, weight, and shape. Kids tend to get taller at a pretty steady pace, growing about 2. When it comes to weight, kids gain about 4—7 lbs. This is also a time when kids start to have feelings about how they look and how they're growing.
Vaginal Foreign Bodies and Child Sexual Abuse: An Important Consideration
Vaginal Inflammation and Irritation: Treating Vulvovaginitis
Vulvovaginitis, or inflammation and irritation of the genital area, may occur in females of any age — including newborns, toddlers, and children, but it most commonly occurs in girls who have not yet started puberty. There are several potential causes of vulvovaginitis. Young girls are more susceptible to vulvovaginitis because they have less estrogen, which makes the vulvar skin thinner and sensitive. Common causes include allergic reactions, infections bacterial, fungal, pinworms , poor hygiene, and other skin conditions.
Growth and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old
Here are seven problems to look out for down below. Thrush is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of the yeast, Candida albicans, which is naturally found on the skin or in the gut. A small amount of the yeast can be found in the vagina too and this is mostly harmless, unless the yeast numbers grow. Symptoms of vaginal thrush can include itching or burning, a white discharge and stinging or burning while urinating.
A 3-year-old previously well girl presented with her mother with a 3- to 4-day history of yellow-green vaginal discharge. The mother reported that the child has had some intermittent vaginal itching as well, but no complaints of pain. There has been no bloody vaginal discharge. The child has been potty trained for approximately 9 months, and she has not had any recent urinary or stool accidents. She has no nocturnal enuresis.