Vulvovaginitis is inflammation or irritation of the vagina and vulva (the opening of the vagina). Mild vulvovaginitis is a very common problem in young girls. It will affect most girls at some stage. Some girls will have vulvovaginitis many times. As girls begin to develop breasts, their vulvovaginitis usually gets better.
In most girls vulvovaginitis is not a serious problem and it will usually improve with simple steps. In most cases no treatment or tests are needed.
Girls with vulvovaginitis often have:
The mainstay of treatment is protecting the vulval skin and avoiding irritants
As your daughter has a genital problem the doctor may need to examine her. This can be a good opportunity for parents to talk with their daughters about staying safe. The NSPCC offer an excellent on-line resource for this at nspcc.org.uk/pants.