What skin conditions can we check for?
We can diagnose a variety of different conditions from common skin conditions to STIs with visible symptoms.
Common skin conditions
As well as diagnosing STIs, our doctors can check for a range of other skin conditions, including:
- Cold sores
- Fungal infections like pityriasis versicolor
- Molluscum contagiosum (MSV)
- Sore or dry lips (angular cheilitis)
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
- Hives or urticaria
- Perioral dermatitis
- Fordyce spots
STIs with visible symptoms
If you’ve had unprotected sex and you’re worried you might have a sexually transmitted infection, you could use our service. We can check photos of:
- Genital warts
- Genital herpes
Genital warts look like small skin coloured bumps. They can be flat or raised and can appear as single warts, or clusters of warts. If left untreated, the warts can spread across larger areas.
If you’ve had unprotected sex or sex with someone who has genital warts, and you get symptoms of genital warts yourself, you can use our diagnosis services. Our doctors will check photos of your symptoms and let you know if you might have genital warts or not.
If you do have genital warts, you can also order genital warts treatment online from us.
If you’ve had unprotected sex with someone who has genital herpes, you may start to show symptoms if you’ve caught the infection. These might include tingling and itching. As your infection develops, you may get sores around your genitals, anus, and thighs. These sores look like raised pink patches of sore bumpy skin.
Our doctors can check photos of these sores to diagnose you with genital herpes and recommend genital herpes treatment if appropriate.
Once one of our doctors has checked your photos and diagnosed a skin condition where possible, they can then recommend appropriate treatment. We can offer the following skin condition treatment online:
We also offer cold sore test kits if you want to confirm your cold sore diagnosis.
We can’t offer online diagnosis of moles because it’s not possible to give an effective diagnosis without seeing the moles in person, with additional equipment, or with more knowledge about your personal history and health.
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