Vaginitis refers to inflammation or infection of the vagina, but it can also affect the vulva, the area outside the vagina vulvovaginitis. Vaginitis in teen girls most commonly occurs when the normal balance of yeast and bacteria in the vagina becomes disrupted for some reason, by direct chemical irritation or if a teen is sexually active. STDs can cause vaginitis. In addition, cases of vulvar irritation and inflammation may be linked to the increased popularity of waxing pubic hair. Vulvovaginitis in girls who haven't gone through puberty yet often has different causes. At this age, because of a lack of estrogen, which doesn't increase until puberty, the skin in and around the vagina can be thin, delicate and easily irritated.
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Yeast infections usually happen in warm, moist parts of the body, such as the mouth , and moist areas of skin. A yeast infection in the vagina is known as vulvovaginal candidiasis. Vaginal yeast infections can cause pain, itching, redness, a thick white vaginal discharge, pain during urination peeing , and sometimes whitish patches on the skin of the vaginal area. If your daughter has a vaginal yeast infection, her doctor can prescribe treatment to clear up the symptoms in a couple of days and cure the infection within a week. Having small amounts of Candida on the skin and inside the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina is normal. A healthy immune system and some "good" bacteria keep the amount in a person's body under control.
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