Vulval skin disease: clinical features, assessment and management
Sandra Lawton Nurse consultant dermatology, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham
Sheelagh Littlewood Consultant dermatologist, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham
This article outlines the issues involved in assessing and managing patients who present with a vulval skin condition. It describes the anatomy of the vulval area, many of the skin conditions that nurses may encounter in their practice and potential treatment options for these conditions. The importance of accurate history-taking is emphasised and described, and appropriate referral to a specialist is also discussed.
Nursing Standard. 20, 42,57-63. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.06.20.42.57.c6555
Published in print: 28 June 2006Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review