Genital Skin Conditions.

Everything you need to know.

At all the Stratum Clinics, our trusted expert consultants are experienced in treating genital skin conditions affecting both men and women. Genital skin conditions are extremely common and may manifest as redness, soreness, ulceration, pain or inflammation. These conditions will often be misdiagnosed as thrush by general practitioners (GPs) or in STD clinics. Letting an expert examine and treat you might be all that is needed to improve your condition.

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What are the symptoms/types of Genital Skin Conditions?

Conditions commonly seen at the Stratum Clinics include:

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
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How can Genital Skin Conditions be prevented/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 can irritate the area. 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.

For some patients, 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.

Genital skin treatments we offer include:

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  • Topical creams and ointments

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines

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