The Vulvar Dermalogues

April 09, 2020

In a rare face-to-face Dermalogues episode, Kerri travels to Darmouth, Nova Scotia to interview one of her mentors, Dr Mary Lou Baxter, about vulvar dermatology.

In their discussion the two cover everything from; the art of carrying out a thorough vulvar examination that is also comfortable for the patient; what the popular products are now that may be causing vulvar allergies and itch; when you might biopsy for genital lichens sclerosus; why estrogen based topical products are often so effective for post-menopausal patients... and be sure to stay to the end to hear #MaryLouSays, Dr Baxter's five key pearls of vulvar dermatology wisdom.

Dr Baxter is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and co-manages the Vulvar Dermatology Clinic in Halifax.

Dermatology Resident Questions on this episode are from Suzel Fournier at Laval University and Fatmah AlZahrani at the University of Alberta.

If there's anything you'd like us to cover on Dermalogues, or specific questions you have for Kerri, you can reach her on twitter and instagram @CDAPresident

This podcast is a production of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Produced by David McGuffin and Explore Podcast Productions (

Theme music is by Lee Rosevere