Women can suffer from vulval itch and discomfort, often due to infections such as genital thrush. It is also common for women to develop vulval irritation secondary to products they may have used for genital washing and cleaning. Staff in our sexual health clinics or your GP can often help with such symptoms but if problems persist they can arrange for you to be seen at our specialist genital skin clinic.
Men can develop irritation of their penile or scrotal skin or at the top of their thighs. Simple genital skin care measures, avoidance of irritants and treatment for fungal infections are often adequate to settle symptoms. If problems continue staff in our sexual health clinics or your GP can arrange for you to be seen at our specialist genital skin clinic.
What the clinic offers:
Specialist review and management of genital skin complaints, for both men and women, including of genital skin lumps, rashes, discomfort or pain
Who the clinic is suitable for:
Both men and women, with symptoms of genital skin lumps, rashes, discomfort or pain
Who the clinic is not suitable for:
We do not deal with skin complaints affecting non-genital skin
What you can do whilst you wait for an appointment:
Genital skin care is important, including stopping the use of any perfumed products or toiletries at this region. Use water only for washing or your GP can prescribe you soap substitutes if appropriate.