Poor kiddo! After a few times of "Mommy! My yoni (Hindu word for vagina that she picked up from her best friend) is burning!" we are so careful about what we use down there but sometimes even something like a non-scented bar like Dove will bring about sensitivity. Hang in there mama (and hope to see you soon, somehow!).
Yay! Everyone in our house got a full night's sleep (except maybe the cat, but that's because she got a new toy mouse).
Ped gave us lots of Cetaphil cleanser (exactly the kind I have now because of the lice ) for cleaning genital area. And I bought a LARGE box (5 lbs?) of baking soda in case we have to do more baths. And cortisone cream (ped's rec) as well.
DD asked the key question this morning, of course: why now? We didn't change her soap (California Baby unscented), her shampoo, nada. That's why I'm not sure we're out of the woods.
Zakiaz posted an article recently about how these popular toilet wipes are causing people major skin problems. I dont know if she uses those, but you might also think about fragrances in toilet paper and whether youve changed brands lately. Also, has your laundry soap changed fragrances or formulas lately.
I don't remember how old your DD is, but my DD is 7 and has had problems with this over the past 2 years. She showers herself now, but her old pedi said to make sure that area is really rinsed out when finishing with her bath. My DD pulls back a little bit on both areas - front and back - to make sure the water rinses the areas out thoroughly vs. just thinking the water will rinse it out. It seems when she didn't (she's learned now so it's rote now), she has the problem like your DD describes. I think bubble baths and other things can also contribute to the problem, but it's really a matter of thoroughly rinsing to make sure all the soap is rinsed away. HTH.
I would imagine that baths make that harder than showers
August 11 2012, 3:02 PM
Susan, does your tub have a shower nozzle? A little spritz might help the rinse.
When I was in college, I had lots of difficulties down there, and my gyn told me to stop using any soap there, and no bubble baths. Just a really good rinse is sufficient, preferably with a shower, not a bath. Also, bubble baths facilitate UTIs (unless this has now been refuted, but that's what I was told in the 80s).
And if she'll eat yogurt or kefir, maybe that would help by restoring some of the natural vag. flora. It's supposed to be good for deterring UTIs, not just yeast.
Keiki's Makuahine (Keiki's Mom) 51, dh 52
Keiki: b. 2002 after 3 months bedrest
Natural conception following ZIFT/chem. pg
Olivia: b. 1999 d. 1999
28-week preemie, ptl cause unknown
Natural conception after 1 mc