Five things to know about genital skin care

Depending on history and examination it is essential that possible sexually transmitted infections and dermatological conditions are excluded before attributing symptoms to poor genital skin care. Advice as to how to care for the genital skin is valuable for all patients.

1. Exclude STIs

While classically presenting with blisters and ulceration, genital herpes may present with itch, irritation and redness.

Both scabies and pubic lice cause itch,