My daughter has a 2 yr old girl, 4 yr old girl, and 5 yr old boy. The 4 & 5 yr old both have a mild rash with a lot of itching in the general genital region. What are some common causes? I know last week they spent about 8-9 hrs in the family pool, but it wasn't chlorinated, so I don't think that's the source. I'm concerned that maybe the kids don't shower or bathe often enough, but I don't really want to confront my daughter unless I have a little more info to work with. Thank you for your time.
Swimming a lot, in even clean water, and hanging out in a wet bathing suit, can cause the type of rash you are describing. I would really tread carefully even in suggesting she is not bathing her kids enough. Your daughter is an adult, and unless she is cognitively impaired, let her bath her kids as she sees fit. This is nothing a grandfather should be chiming in on. I'm a grandfather times three and I leave bathing decisions up to my daughters discretion.
Good luck, Dr. Olson