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Vulvovaginal diseases commonly are inadequately diagnosed and treated. This article discusses the important role dermatologists play in identifying irregular presentations, recognizing skin problems, and addressing itch, pain, and inflammation.
Dryness and itching in the vulvovaginal area is an increasing problem as our female population ages and becomes menopausal. This dryness and itching is often the result of estrogen deficiency, and there are typically two types of treatment: Specific Therapy (or hormone replacement therapy), and Nonspecific Therapy.