A to Z: Vaginitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgVaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina.vagina, vaginal, inflammation, yeast infection, gynecology, female reproductive system, STD, STI, discharge, sexually transmitted10/26/201204/12/201909/02/2019b8220d38-3c94-4a0c-be0a-b6ec72936e27https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-vaginitis.html/<p>Vaginitis is an inflammation of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/female-reproductive-system.html/">vagina</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Vaginitis is the most common gynecologic problem in young girls. It can be caused by irritants like soap, or be&nbsp;related to a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/yeast-infection.html/">yeast infection</a>, bacterial infection,&nbsp;or a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-child-stds.html/">sexually transmitted disease (STD)</a>. It usually causes itching, burning, or pain with urination (peeing).</p> <p>Occasionally, poor hygiene or toileting causes vaginitis. Before puberty, the lining of the vulva is very thin and sensitive, making it more susceptible to infection.</p> <p>A discharge happens with most vaginal infections. While some vaginal discharge is normal just before puberty, vaginal secretions along with itching, an unusual odor, or a change in color (brown, gray, or green) are signs of&nbsp;a vaginal infection.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>If an irritant is found to be the cause, it's important to avoid it in the future, whether it's soap or bubble baths, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, nylon underwear, or sand (from a sandbox or a day at the beach).</p> <p>If vaginitis is related to an infection, the health care provider may recommend a topical medicine (medicine applied to the skin)&nbsp;or oral medicine (medicine taken by the mouth), depending on the cause.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Bacterial VaginosisBacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection in the vagina.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-bv.html/39c4b3a6-219b-4b9d-971f-c6d54e36b776
A to Z: CandidiasisCandidiasis is an overgrowth of a type of yeast, and commonly causes infections in the mouth, vagina, and skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-candidiasis.html/b04953b3-f5cf-443d-bcea-648338af1283
Bacterial VaginosisBV is the most common vaginal infection. Although it's a mild infection, it can cause serious problems if it's not treated. Find out how to recognize BV and what to do about it in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bv.html/822cd7f0-caaa-409b-87d3-65997b6f5181
ChlamydiaChlamydia is an STD caused by bacteria. It's important to know the symptoms, as treatment can prevent the infection from leading to other health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chlamydia.html/fbe20a20-613c-4c96-853e-53c3db8c1dea
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STDsParents should learn about the most common STDs, how they spread, and how they're diagnosed and treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-child-stds.html/1bf6f5c6-ce88-44a0-8a3d-14a1b6756c1d
TrichomoniasisTrichomoniasis (or "trich") is a sexually transmitted disease. Many people with trich have no symptoms, so they can spread it to others without knowing it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/trichomoniasis.html/13409ccc-660b-4f6a-8756-458c4050cf03
Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal, What's NotNormal vaginal discharge has several purposes: cleaning and moistening the vagina and helping to prevent infections. But sometimes discharge indicates there's a problem. Get the facts on what's normal and what's not.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/vdischarge2.html/93bd9b47-57d7-46a0-aebf-11294dcda416
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