P.S.O.N.S Information Labial Agglutination for Parents
estrogen, labial agglutination usually goes awaywithout treatment.
Diagnosing labial agglutination
If your child has labial agglutination, she may besent to a gynaecology clinic. The doctor therewill examine her and ask questions. The doctor will want to make sure the child can urinatewithout problems, and that there are no other problems with the vagina or the skin around it.If your child is old enough, the doctor andnurses will explain to her what is going on,using words she understands. This will ensurethat your child is not scared and does not feel pain during the examination.
If the labial agglutination is small and your childcan go to the bathroom without problems, your child may not need treatment. You will be askedto apply a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly(Vaseline) or zinc oxide on the labia. This willkeep the labia from sticking together any more.As your daughter gets older and she begins to produce her own hormones, the labia will probably stop sticking together on their own.If the skin is sticking together more than beforeor if your daughter has trouble going to the bathroom, you should take her to thegynaecology clinic for another examination.
Treating labial agglutination withhormone creams
Sometimes the doctor will prescribe a hormonecream. The hormone cream contains estrogen.Put a pea-sized amount every day on the placewhere the labia are stuck together. Use a cottonswab or fingertip to gently apply the cream.
Treatment for Labial Agglutination
Your doctor may give you medicated cream totreat labial agglutination. Place the medicationalong the line of the fused labia with a cottonswab.
The cream may take a few weeks to open thelabia. The doctor or nurse will show you how toapply the cream directly on the line of agglutination.Sometimes, the estrogen cream will make theskin around the vagina change colour. The skincolour will go back to normal after thetreatment.