Genital skin conditions are common. They can cause discomfort and even embarrassment. The board-certified team at Southwest Michigan Dermatology provides genital dermatology. They can review your issue, diagnose your condition, and prescribe treatment that improves your condition and gives you the relief you need. Don’t wait another day to be seen, call our office or request an appointment online.
What is genital dermatology?
Genital dermatology treats a wide range of genital skin conditions that affect men and women. When you have genital skin problems, you can experience pain, itching, and overall discomfort that can also be embarrassing. Genital disorders can also interfere with interpersonal relationships, sexual function, and self-image.
If you suffer from a genital condition, you should seek treatment — especially because some of these disorders are highly contagious, and you don’t want to spread it to others.
What conditions can genital dermatology help?
Both men and women can suffer from issues with their genitalia. Conditions that can occur include:
Some of the most common conditions in the genital area include eczema, psoriasis, and even skin cancer. The dermatologists at Southwest Michigan Dermatology treat each patient’s condition individually.
How does genital dermatology diagnose conditions?
The expert team at Southwest Michigan Dermatology learns about your personal medical history and your family medical history before your exam. They then examine your skin condition to assess your concern.
For an accurate diagnosis, they may perform tests that include swabbing the affected area to check for bacteria, performing blood tests, or taking a small skin sample.
What should I do if I have an issue that needs genital dermatology?
If you suspect you have a genital disorder, call Southwest Michigan Dermatology immediately. They have years of experience with a compassionate and understanding approach. They can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment right away.
Until you get to your appointment, know that your genital area is delicate and tender and should be treated gently. Wash the affected area once or twice daily with warm water. Be sure to avoid the use of soap to prevent irritation. However, you can use a pH-balanced non-soap cleanser but rinse it off immediately after applying it.
If you’d like more information about genital dermatology or are ready to book an exam, call Southwest Michigan Dermatology today, or request an appointment online.