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Find out more about common and uncommon skin conditions and their causes and symptoms. At The Skin Hospital our dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat all skin conditions, no matter how rare they might be.
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Vulval Dermatoses

Causes & Symptoms

Vulval dermatoses are skin conditions that affect the vulva (the external female genital skin) and the surrounding areas (including skin of the lower abdomen, upper thighs and buttocks).

Dermatoses affecting the vulva are the same as those that affect the rest of the skin, but can look different because of the location. Vulval disorders most commonly present as rashes, infections, lesions (lumps and bumps) and pigmentation, and are often itchy or painful.

Female dermatoses cover a wide range of dermatological conditions. The most common are listed below:

  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Chronic candidiasis (thrush)
  • Eczema (dermatitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen planus
  • Ulcers
  • Pigmentation
  • Lesions (lumps and bumps)
  • Vulvodynia

As with other skin conditions these are best treated by a specialist dermatologist who will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan.

Treatment at The Skin Hospital

The Skin Hospital runs a speciality clinic dedicated to the treatment of Vulval Dermatoses at Darlinghurst run by Dr Catherine Drummond.

Dr Drummond specialises in Vulval Dermatology. She ensures all her patients feel comfortable and at ease while providing them with the very best medical care.

If you would like to find out more about this speciality clinic please contact us.

Find a Specialist

All our dermatologists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating various dermatological conditions. Click on the link below to find a dermatologist who can help you with your skin condition.

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