DD, now 3, has been complaining of a booboo down there. She has had episodes in the past week where she said it hurt so badly she cried. I tried to look but she FREAKED out and won't let me spread the labial lips really get a good look. In that instance, she was red and irritated, so we let her go bare bum for a while, put some zinc cream on her and it seemed to clear up.
Recently, the irritation has cropped up again, but I've noticed that she still has white discharge around the vulvar area. Since she FREAKS whenever I try to clean there (this has me really concerned), I can't remove it...I'm wondering if this discharge is normal in little girls--seeing as older girls get various types of discharge throughout their cycle, or if, coupled with the irritation, it's a sign of infection.
I don't have a doctor to go to, so I'm sort of flying blind here, and I'd rather try to treat this at home first...Any ideas?