Vaginal pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis)

Vaginal pinworms are the same as digestive tract pinworms, but they have wriggled into the vagina and are making themselves at home. These worms can cause discharge and itching, especially at night.

Mycoplasma infections in children

Mycoplasma bacteria are tiny microbes with no cell wall, that are highly antibiotic resistant, and are very good at adhering to mucous membranes in the urinary and genital tracts.

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) – how it can affect the vagina and urinary tract

EBV is a cause of vulvar ulcers, particularly in younger girls, with the manifestation of this virus in the genitals thought to be rare.

Genital ulcers from non-sexually-transmissible viral sources

There are a few rarer causes of genital ulcers that can appear with flu-like symptoms, or by themselves, and appear to be related to viruses.

Congenital syphilis

Congenital syphilis is completely treatable, but untreated, can cause serious and permanent health problems.

Vaginal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection

MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant form of Staph that can infect the vagina. It can be life-threatening.

Shigella vaginal infections

Shigella is a cause of vaginal infections and vulvovaginitis, particularly in children.

Vulvovaginitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae in children

H. influenzae is a common cause of vulvovaginitis in children, but it may not be easily detected by a GP or standard cultures.

Vulvovaginitis and vaginal discharge in children

Vulvovaginitis and vaginal discharge in girls, and what to do about it.

Treating a child’s minor urinary tract infection at home

The proximity of the urethra to the anus makes it ripe for infection. Learn how to fix it.

Clues to help determine the cause of vulvar and vaginal problems affecting girls

Young girls can't always tell you what's wrong, so get the run-down on the most common problems so you can treat it quick.

STIs in children

Statistics show that about 10% of sexually abused children have an STI.

Children’s yeast infections

Young girls rarely get vaginal yeast infections, but if they do, we have a couple of solutions for you to get rid of it and treat the cause.