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Genital Hygiene

Maintaining good genital hygiene helps prevent infection and the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Wash your genitals with mild soap and water. Avoid using fragrant and harsh soaps and hot water to clean your genital area. Always pat dry with a soft towel and avoid rubbing the area.

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There is a pimple on my penis for the past six months. Kindly suggest appropriate treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old male. I have a pimple on my penis (shaft side) for six months. It is neither reducing its size nor bursting away. Generally, there is no pain associated. Rarely, it has pained for one or two times, and the pain hardly sustains for one to two minutes. I am worried that...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing in, and I understand your concern. A proper assessment can be done if you can provide more information regarding the same. Is it a pus-filled lesion? Do you have any burning or itching sensation? Is there any aggravation of itching at night? Is ...  Read Full »

I have noticed skin tags on my vagina. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Lately, I have started noticing the appearance of skin tags on the surface of my genital area (vagina). It increased from one to three and is still spreading. They are not painful or itchy. I am so worried. Could it be something dangerous, especially since I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all of your questions with utmost care. It is better to have a detailed examination by a skin specialist and investigate by sending the skin tag for histopathology and a high vaginal swab (a medical procedure gener...  Read Full »

I have vaginal pain and inflammation after using the trimmer. How could it be treated?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 50 years old female. I have vaginal inflammation and redness after using the trimmer by the next day. I have swelling and pain in my vaginal lower area.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), it is vulvovaginitis which has developed post trimming due to the presence of sensitive skin, which may most probably occur due to sudden hormone changes in the body, which make the...  Read Full »

I developed razor rashes and got chills. Are they related?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I shaved my pubic area recently. I developed razor rashes. However, today I developed premenstrual symptoms. But this is the first time I have had chills in premenstrual symptoms. Currently, I am on a Loradatine tablet. Is everything related? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms suggest vaginitis (vaginal infection), mainly due to a fungal infection. I suggest you keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm w...  Read Full »

How do I get a white spot on the penis head?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a white spot on my penis head. I do not feel any irritation when I touch it. I am worried right now and want some peace of mind. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), but I could not make out which white spot you were referring to. Please highlight the spot and send a clear image. In addition, I request you send the details regarding age, durat...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from recurring vaginal boils. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from recurring vaginal boils for over a week now. They are very painful. I have tried applying Neosporin ointment, but it does not seem to work. What should I do to treat them? Can I take antibiotics to treat them?  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to know if these boils are associated with itching and redness. Also, answer these questions; 1. Is there any vaginal discharge with a foul smell? 2. Are these boils at the base of your hair follicles? 3. Did you shave or wax...  Read Full »

I have genital candidiasis. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, It looks like from three days, I am suffering from genital candidiasis. Around the head of the penis, there is irritation and soreness, itchiness and white patches on the skin. I have tried applying coconut oil and eating yogurt for two days. I feel it has reduced. Could you please sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. If possible, send me images. Regarding candidiasis, I suggest you apply Candid-B (Clotrimazole and Beclometasone) cream twice daily on affected areas.   Read Full »

How long will the bleeding continue after the hymen break?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please give me answers to the following questions, please? After having sex for the first time, is there a way to speed up the cure and stop bleeding of the hymen? How should the bleeding part be cleaned and with what? How do I know that the hymen is totally restored or cured? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The bleeding should stop on its own. Clean with only plain water. If bleeding continues for more than one or two days, then consult a nearby gynecologist, you may require some medicines or even a stitch to stop bleeding. Once defloration happens, then hymen cannot be int...  Read Full »

Are white spots and stains on genitals due to lichen planus?

Query: Hello doctor, Is this lichen planus? I also have white spots and stains on my genitals and inside my mouth. I have attached pictures for your reference. I had alopecia areata in the past.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Yes, it is lichen planus. There will be itchy red to violaceous small bumps over the skin and on the mucosal surfaces like the mouth and penis. It will have a whitish-lacy pattern....  Read Full »

My wife has bacterial vaginosis. Will vitamins help?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married seven months back and this is the fourth time she caught bacterial vaginosis (BV). She never had any symptoms before marriage. We have consulted a gynecologist all the four times. She will prescribe antibiotics and other stuff and that successfully treat her for some time. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get her sugar levels checked. It may seem a bit weird, but at times the main reason for recurrent vaginal infection could be low immune status. Yes, taking vitamin supplements will help her boost her immunity. You can discuss this with her doctor and get started w...  Read Full »

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