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Vulvar Skin Conditions
Many women suffer from itching, pain or discomfort on the vulva (labia). This can be caused by local irritants in the soaps, detergents or clothing we use, infections or specific skin conditions that occur on the vulva. Please refer to the resources below to learn more about different conditions and treatment options.
International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases
Often, changing the soaps, detergents and hygiene routines that we use can help with itch and discomfort. Please read the information sheets below from the ISSVD (International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases) to learn more about genital care and genital itch.
Irritations and Conditions
The following are common conditions that can occur. Please review these resources to understand how to prevent them and how to treat them.
US National Institute of Health Fact Sheet
Above is a great resource from the NIH regarding Lichen Sclerosis. It contains topics such as the symptoms, how is is caused and how it is treated.
Mayo Clinic Fact Sheet
Here is a great fact sheet from the Mayo Clinic that outlines the symptoms, when to go see a doctor, and treatments available.
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