Assessment and management of vulval skin conditions
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Assessment and management of vulval skin conditions

Sandra Lawton Nurse consultant dermatology and Queen’s Nurse, 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.

Correspondence sandra.lawton@nuh.nhs.uk

Primary Health Care. 24, 6,34-42. doi: 10.7748/phc.24.6.34.e874

Received: 15 January 2014

Accepted: 01 February 2014

Published in print: 25 June 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict Of Interest

None declared