Genital Dermatology is focused on evaluating and treating genital skin disorders. Genital skin comprises a unique skin surface which can require specialized medical care.
Although not often talked about, genital skin disorders are common and can be very distressing. Many men and woman feel too embarrassed to talk about itching, rashes, pain, and bumps in the genitals. The discomfort may limit activities and the types of clothing worn as well as affect personal relationships. People with genital discomfort often first consult primary care providers, gynaecologists, and urologists. However, because the cause of the symptoms may be a skin condition, a dermatologist can be integral to the evaluation and treatment of the discomfort.