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Vulval concerns in girls

It's common for young girls to get skin irritation or itching in their genital area. This is called vulvovaginitis and mostly affects the vulva, which is the area of skin around the vagina opening. The simple steps described in the pages below will usually make the problem go away. If the problem doesn't go away after these steps, or is severe, see your doctor.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed September 2016. Last updated November 2019.

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