‘Vulva’ is the general name given to the external parts of the female genitals. The popularity of Brazilian waxing, removing the vast majority of pubic hair, may have made women more aware of the appearance of their genitals. Like other parts of the body, lumps, cysts, rashes and pimples can be present on the vulva. Women with psoriasis of the vulva often have the skin condition elsewhere on their body. There are a number of skin conditions that can affect the vulva. Many women have been primed to think no further than itch equals yeast infection. It’s often what you’ve done day after day, year after year, that causes the problem. You may have treated psoriasis outbreaks elsewhere on your body with remedies containing coal tar, vitamin D, or anthralin. It appears as bright red, shiny patches of skin, often with no scale on top. Psoriasis of the vulva – commonly appears to be smooth, non-scaly and red. There is no identifiable cause for the condition in this area and it is important to stress that it cannot be transmitted through sexual contact. The delicate skin in the genital area may mean you need a weaker psoriasis treatment than elsewhere on your body.
Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome – this is often considered to be a subset of vulvodynia that is characterised by severe pain during attempted vaginal entry (intercourse or tampons insertion), tenderness to pressure localised to the vulvar vestibule and redness of the vulvar vestibule. A personal or family history of skin disease (eg, atopy, psoriasis, eczema) or autoimmune disease (associated with lichen sclerosus) may be significant. Other areas of skin should be examined if there are rashes elsewhere. Vulval and vaginal problems in young girls often result in pruritus vulvae (itch affecting the female genital area). Causes and treatments differ slightly between prepubertal females and mature women. Primary skin disease such as atopic dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis, and lichen sclerosus may affect the vulva. Lesions elsewhere on the body are often present. For a woman, it will be on the vulva on the outside of the skin, also extending around to the buttocks, and also sometimes in the body folds, where it affects the creases between your thigh and your abdomen and so forth. Genital psoriasis has its own types of treatment and symptoms, and frankly it looks different. I often think of psoriasis as a disease that the more you scratch it, the worse it gets. It’s equally split that some people only have psoriasis on their genitals, and others have it on their genitals and elsewhere on their body.
It is important for a woman to be familiar with the anatomy of the vulva, to help identify any problems that may arise relating to that area. Common skin conditions that occur on the rest of the body can also occur on the vulva. Psoriasis – Women with psoriasis of the vulva often have the skin condition elsewhere on their body. These women will have conditions like asthma, hay fever or dermatitis in other areas of the body. Psoriasis – Women with psoriasis of the vulva often have the skin condition elsewhere on their body. Women with psoriasis of the vulva often have the skin condition elsewhere on their body.
Vulvitis; Vulvovaginitis And Vaginitis Information
If you have a skin condition, and not thrush, you need the appropriate treatment. You can have psoriasis on the vulva without having it anywhere else on your body. I did some research and learned that although the areas that where jewelry is worn are sometimes unaffected, people can have reactions elsewhere on their body-including-DING DING DING- their vulvar and anal areas!!!! And I did have flare ups in the vulvar and anal regions and extreme discomfort. Doctors often don’t recognize it and many women have it for years before getting a diagnosis. It’s not talked about much, but both penis psoriasis and vaginal psoriasis are almost as common as any other type of psoriasis. Most people who get genital psoriasis also have patches of psoriasis elsewhere on their body, scalp or nails. Penis psoriasis can appear on the penis and the scrotum and on women it appears on the vulva. quote Psoriasis of the genitals is not infectious but is often mistaken for other sexually transmitted diseases or infections. ) Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory intestinal disease, may cause abscesses or draining fistulas in the vulvar area, and vulvar skin problems are often one of its early symptoms. The inherent sensitivity of the vulvovaginal skin, progressive oestrogen deficiency and the close proximity of the urethral opening and the anus, combined with skin changes due to ageing make conditions affecting the vulvovaginal skin common and a cause of distress for many post-menopausal women. The pattern of symptoms from these conditions can often be similar, with the majority of women having itch as their primary symptom. Symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy include irritation, vaginal dryness, dysuria and other urinary symptoms, dyspareunia and abnormal vaginal discharge. As with malignant lesions elsewhere on the body, those on the vulva typically have an irregular shape, structure, colour and distribution. Both men and women can develop genital psoriasis although the condition is more obvious in men. Typical treatments for genital psoriasis Elsewhere on the body psoriasis is often treated using corticosteroids which can alleviate the itching and reduce inflammation of the skin. However alternative medications are often prescribed for individuals with genital psoriasis; medications containing cortisone can cause thinning and atrophy of the skin which can lead to damage. Men who have psoriasis on penis skin may feel unattractive and they may be unwilling to reveal the affected skin to a potential partner. In general, itching is more severe if the skin is warm, and if there are few distractions.
Symptoms include scaly, silvery or red plaque. Women with psoriasis of the vulva often have the skin condition elsewhere on their body as it is an autoiimmune system disorder.