Award winning dermatology service, with over 20 years of experience
Short waiting lists, on some occasions offering same week appointments
Safe environment, in Care Quality Commission approved facilities

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:

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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.
Remember, letting an expert examine and treat you might be all that is needed to improve your condition.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF GENITAL SKIN CONDITIONS?

Men

  • Warts/molluscum/herpes
  • Balanitis
  • Zoon’s disease
  • Angiokeratomas
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Cysts
  • Behçet’s Disease
  • Cancer

Women

  • Thrush
  • Warts/molluscum/herpes
  • Vulvitis
  • Hidradenitis
  • Vulvodynia (pain)
  • Erosive lichen planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Vulvo-gingival disease
  • Behçet’s Disease
  • Dermatitis/psoriasis
  • Cancer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are genital skin conditions diagnosed?

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.

What common skin conditions are seen in the genital area?

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.

Can I request a consultant dermatologist of my own gender?

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.

WHY CHOOSE THE HARLEY STREET DERMATOLGY 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 and support in 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.

CONTACT US

Finding Us

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
35 Devonshire Place
London
W1G 6JP

The clinic can be accessed by public transport, on foot or by car. There is paid on street parking around the Harley Street district. The nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park and Baker Street, and Marylebone train station is a 15 minute walk away.

Contact Details

020 3322 7852

020 3322 7852

info@hs-dc.co.uk

Opening Hours

While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday : 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

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