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Blair - posted on 01/17/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My six year old daughter complains of her pee-pee burning when she goes potty and when she has to wash at bath time.She has done it for a few years and every time i take her to the docter they say that she looks fine.It is becoming so difficult to give her baths and potty time is hard too.Is anyone else dealing with this.

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User - posted on 01/18/2009

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Hi, You are not alone on this one. My daughter from 5 to 6 years of age had the exact same problem. She was constantly complaining about the same area of her privates. We tried Destin... burned, changed panites constantly (didn't work), we even tried very thin panty liners- crazy I know - (didn't work). When I took her to the doctors twice for what I believed to be a urinary track infection/ possible yeast infection. Each time was negative. In speaking with the doctor she had informed me to teach her to keep the area clean and strongly advised me no bubble baths. She also stated that this could also be hormonal. Just a development stage. I wish I could say I have a miracle fix but I don't, my daughter eventually grew out of it.

User - posted on 11/12/2012

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Our now 5 year old has had the same issues for two years. Doc says its not a UTI etc. We have cut out any fruit juices (even though we still water it down.) Started pushing the cranberry juice. Doc also suggested using a women's vagisil externally. That too has helped. We have pushed yog etc. Since we started the cranberry juice it doesn't bother her AS MUCH. It is more skin color vs very pink. Poor girls.

Lori - posted on 01/21/2009

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Hi, just wanted to add that when my five year old went through this last month her UTI test in the office was negative, BUT the culture sent to the lab was positive. So sometimes a double check can't hurt. We also switched to flushable wet wipes at home on the Dr advice. Along with the water intake and cranberry juice so far so good. Good luck to you!

Dawn - posted on 01/21/2009

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Hi!  just thought I would add to this as my 7 year old Daughter has - for the past 4 years - complained of her Wee Wee hurting.  I am in the middle of one of her "sessions" and we have managed to get a urine sample screened.  There is an infection, but after being treated with one lot of antibiotics, I have been back to the doctors today and have been given another lot that she will have to take for another week.  This time tho things have been slightly different as she has complained that her tummy hurts too!!  My daughter gets engrossed in what she is doing and will forget to go to the loo till she slightly wets herself (and then ends up leaving the same pants on if she doesn't tell me and while at school) and I also believe that she does not drink enough whilst at school.  I have no miracle answer but at least i know there was an infection and hopefully we shall clear it up within the week!  I have now banned sugary drinks and while I can be with her while she is ill and I'm off work - I am ensuring she drinks at least 2/3 glasses of dilute barley juice a day.

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If they aren't finding urinary tract infections, I would maybe say up the amount of water that she is getting in a day?  Maybe the concentration of her urine is causing it to burn when she goes pee?  What color is her urine?  Does it look cloudy when she pees and is it strong smelling?  If so, that is a sign that she is not getting enough water intake.  I don't know if you do this or not, but I have read that you are not supposed to put any type of bubble bath in the tub with them because that can cause irritation in that area for girls and also maybe make sure that you are using something that is non-iritating to wash down there for her or make sure it is getting washed well enough and that she is wiping well enough after going to the bathroom, maybe putting some of the flushable wipes by the toilet to finish with (ones that are no scent or very little scent so they are non-irritating, they have ones for small children).  Those are just a few ideas of what it could be??  You may already be doing what I suggested, but just in case you aren't, I thought I would mention them.  Good luck to you. 

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Barbara - posted on 11/15/2012

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I did not realize this post was this old but my opinion is basically the same as what has already been posted and that is stay away from bubble baths. Feeding yogurt does help. Its hard but some girls have to go through this and some girls never experience this at all.

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#1 stop the sugery snacks #2 up the yogurt intake #3 Desitin is your friend.



I have the same problem with Tatiana and it ALWAYS flairs up after one of her classmates birthday parties. The long and short of it that i have been able to determine is that it's a yeast infection cause by the intake of too many cookies, cakes and candies the previous few days.

Try to do a daily calendar of what she has to eat and see if you notice a pattern.

Meanwhile, washing well, desitin to cool the burning and gogurts have been my friend. Good luck and i hope you find that this works for your little one too.

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