Vulvar Disorders Treatment in Jacksonville, FL

Vulvar Disorders

A wide variety of disorders affect the vulva, including skin problems, muscle and nerve issues, and structural issues such as scarring. Management usually includes a vulvar biopsy for diagnosis and treatments tailored to the condition. Our doctors are fellowship-trained to manage the range of vulvar disorders.
Disorders we manage commonly include:

  • Candidiasis (yeast infection)
  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Lichen planus
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Lichen simplex chronicus (“itch-scratch” chronic skin inflammation)
  • Allergic and irritant contact dermatitis
  • Tinea cruris (fungal infection)
  • Perianal streptococcal infection
  • Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (Bowen’s disease)
  • Extramammary Paget disease

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Vulvar Itching and Irritation

  • The vulva is the highly sensitive external female genitals of which some skin is epithelialized and hairy (like the skin of the arm) and some is mucosal (like the inside of the mouth
  • Environmental irritants, allergens, and skin disorders (like psoriasis) can cause acute and chronic inflammation of this area leading to itching, burning, skin changes like color change, thickening of the skin, fissures (paper cut-like), and even skin cancers.
  • Diagnosis often requires a biopsy of the vulvar skin
  • Vulvar self-exam is an important part of maintaining good health
  • Chronic inflammation of skin can often be resolved with steroid ointments in this area but requires supervision as the treatment courses can be long or life-long

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