Dr. Kellogg Spadt explains if a woman can acquire skin conditions on her genitals.
Dr. Kellogg Spadt:
The answer is a resounding yes. Things like eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic, although predominately might affect areas on your arms or legs or even you scalp, can absolutely affect the skin at the vulva and if you are more inclined to have those disorders, if you have an allergy history. Things like asthma, seasonal allergies, food allergies those often predispose a woman for a manifestation of a skin disorder in her genital region. Be sure if you have that type of a history to let your healthcare provider know that because that gives them a great clue as to what to investigate to see if you have the same condition that is else around your body on your genital region, again easily treated we just have to know we are dealing with.
About Dr. Kellogg Spadt, Ph.D., C.R.N.P.:
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt is a Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine, and professor of Human Sexuality at Widner University. She is also the Director of Vulvar Pain and Sexual Medicine at The Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute. She has her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from the University of Pennsylvania; her post-masters certificate as an OB/GYN Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Professional Development; her MSN as a Maternal-Child Clinical Specialist from Loyola University and her BSN from the College of St. Teresa.
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