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.
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 2014Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict Of Interest