Kraurosis vulvae is a malady peculiar to middle-aged or elderly women, characterized by atrophy, shriveling, and constriction of the skin and mucous membrane of the external genital region. It is a stubborn disorder, with surface changes, including hardening, drying, and graying of the skin, and sometimes of the underlying tissues, resulting in a narrowing of the vaginal opening. Itching may be intense.
This is not a discrete disease but a manifestation of some other illness such as senile atrophy or a systemic connective tissue disease.
Kraurosis Vulvae Treatment And Prevention
- Apply a soothing lotion or ointment such as calamine lotion or rose water ointment.
- Consult a dermatologist (a physician who is trained in treating diseases of the skin) so that he may identify and treat the underlying condition.