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TREATING GENITAL SKIN CONDITIONS IN LONDON
At the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, all our consultants are experienced in treating genital skin conditions affecting both men and women. Genital skin problems are extremely common and may manifest as redness, soreness, ulceration, pain or inflammation. These conditions will often be misdiagnosed as thrush by general practitioners or in STD clinics. Letting an expert examine and treat you might be all that is needed to improve your condition. Conditions commonly seen at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic include:
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF GENITAL SKIN CONDITIONS?
There are a number of different male genital skin conditions that can affect men of all ages. These conditions may be caused by a range of factors, including poor hygiene, underlying health conditions, and certain environmental or hormonal factors. Male genital skin conditions commonly seen at the Stratum Clinics include:
- Zoon’s disease
- Lichen Sclerosus
- Lichen Planus
- Behçet’s Disease
Female genital skin conditions are relatively common and can have a variety of causes. In general, these conditions can be caused by infections, allergic reactions, or hormonal changes. While many of these conditions tend to be benign and temporary, they can cause discomfort or pain if left untreated. Female genital skin conditions commonly seen at the Stratum Clinics include:
- Vulvodynia (pain)
- Erosive lichen planus
- Lichen Sclerosus
- Vulvo-gingival disease
- Behçet’s Disease
HOW CAN GENITAL SKIN CONDITIONS BE TREATED?
Take good basic care of your genital skin:
We recommend the use of simple creams to wash with in place of soap as soap residue is very drying and irritant. Examples include aqueous cream or Dermol 500.
Regular emollients in the form of oil or water-based moisturisers help protect the area and act as a barrier to prevent further irritation. Examples of oil-based emollients include Vaseline, Epaderm and Hydromol. Examples of water-based creams include Doublebase, Cetraben and Diprobase
Finally a combination of anti-inflammatory creams or ointments might be of use. These can range in strength from mild, to very potent. Often topical antibiotics or antifungal medication will be used in addition to control inflammation and secondary infection.
For cases of skin tags/warts, genital wart removal may be recommended.
Remember, letting an expert genital skin specialist examine and treat you might be all that is needed to improve your condition.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your consultant dermatologist will examine the affected skin to reach a diagnosis. Further tests may be required to confirm a diagnosis and these may include swab tests, blood tests or a skin biopsy.
Common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer can also affect the genital area. Treatments for these conditions may be different to treatments for other areas of the body so it is important to see a dermatologist and get the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
Of course. If you require an appointment for a genital skin condition and would prefer to see a consultant of the same gender as you, just let us know when you book your appointment and this can be arranged.
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WHY TREAT YOUR GENITAL SKIN CONDITIONS AT THE HARLEY STREET DERMATOLOGY CLINIC?
Having the right dermatologist is important especially when you have a chronic skin condition that will require ongoing treatment. We want you to feel confident that we’re providing you with the best possible care. We also want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your dermatologist.
The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic specialises in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Our goal is to provide all the care that you need when you’re experiencing these kinds of problems. We want to make it easy for you to access the best quality treatment for genital skin conditions such as genital wart removal London.
The clinic is conveniently located in Central London, so it’s easy to visit us if you need to see a dermatologist. You will find yourself in a very comfortable and welcoming environment. We have created a relaxing space where you will receive the highest quality of care. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients of Doctify so you can be sure of safe and effective treatment with us.
latest INSIGHTS AND ADVICE
The vast amount of often conflicting skincare advice that is out there can be overwhelming, but there are a few important skin tips that your dermatologist would like you to remember.