She wipes front to back, washed in the bath everyday (no bubbles, smellies just water)
Yet she really smells quite fishy. I have taken her to the GP 3 times now, they take a swab (which she hates) send it off and then give her AB's. And then a few weeks later it comes back again. Is it because she is messing around down there (like all kids do), she says its really itchy so shes scratching around all the time too, I really don't want the other kids at school to start noticing!
some girls are prone to thrush. It is I beleive quite common. Unfortunately I do not know what can be done about it other than thrush cream? lots of yoghurt (likely the same stuff that helps adult women?).
And, cotton pants that are not too tight, and lots of chances to 'breathe' so maybe loose pj bottoms and no knickers at bedtime, that kind of thing?
oh, and had she had any medication for worms? worms itch, and with girls, can 'migrate' forwards. I would think that would change the ph balance of everything.
If you don't want to go investigating, then you can tell the gp you suspect it and they will give you medication for whole family, one dose, followed by second two weeks later if you feel it is needed. Job done.
Sorry check for worms not nits, and she's clear. I am quite prone to thrush so I hope she's not following in my footsteps. We usually use the two dose ovex stuff from the chemist (our GP won't prescribe worm stuff)
Everytime she has had worms I have seen them in the vagina. The school has sent numerous letters home to parents but someone obviously isn't treating their kids because they keep getting infected. Boil washing bedding, clothes and teddies is becoming quite a drag.
DD had terrible fishy smelling urine. Had her tested. Came back borderline for infection twice - GP wasn't sure so had her do test twice. Still not sure so gave her antibiotics specifically for urine infections and after three days of them the smell had gone. [Only 2 weeks ago so like your DD it could come back of course]
DD had a dip test done but also a MSU one which got sent off to the hospital, presumably so that they can put some on a petri dish and see if anything grows. < shudder > It was that one that came back borderline.
The antibiotics she was given were ones specific to urine infections.
I hope it doesn't come back. Like you, I was worried stiff that she would get nasty comments at school. Truth to tell, sometimes I didn't want to sit next to her on the sofa.
When she wet the bed a bit the other day and it just smelled like normal piss I nearly turned cartwheels with delight.
She has been smelling normal for about 2 weeks so far, so early days.