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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My husband and I have an uncomfortable feeling in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my husband got a UTI last year as we fail to maintain hygiene after having unprotected sex. We will fall asleep and I will not clean myself fully. I will end up seeing it later in my underwear. We took an antifungal cream. Within few months, the skin on the outside of the priv...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTI (urinary tract infection) is a bacterial infection and antibiotics are taken to treat it. Antifungal creams help in treating fungal infections. Your best friend can have herpes or HIV and you are not sure about it. You shared a drink with her. Usually, HIV (human im...  Read Full »

Why is my vaginal lip is red and swollen after bacterial vaginosis treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My doctor gave me antibiotic for bacterial vaginosis. I just finished the last pill before three days. Then, I was a bit irritated down there. Now, I have my period. So, I had dry humping with pants on. Shortly after, my vagina was irritated and I checked it out. One side of my lip was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Yes, the reason could be friction. Also, you also have an infection and that may have caused this. Please get yourself checked with a gynecologist internally. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty...  Read Full »

I have occasional bleeding in the form of spots. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having occasional bleeding in the form of spotting. I had a three month course of Niftas for UTI. I am still using Amfy V vaginal cream and taking Satrogyl 300. This problem persists more than a year. Please help me out. I am worried. The bleeding drop is coming with water from th...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally. Also, get a pelvic scan and vaginal swab tests done. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of fluids. Wash your private parts with normal tap...  Read Full »

How are itchy bumps on the vagina treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried female. From last one year, I have been suffering from vaginal infection. A few small bumps have grown inside the skin of the vagina. Sometimes, I feel itching inside it. I am sexually active with my fiance. I have consulted a specialist. She told me due t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a contact dermatitis superadded on the warts. Use Panderm cream (combination of Ornidazole, Clobetasol, Terbinafine and Ofloxacin) on the affected area twice a day for 15 days. Also, put Clingen forte vaginal pessary (combination of Clotrimazole, ...  Read Full »

I am worried about the reddish spot present around my vagina after using a new soap. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using a new soap for a couple of days and I recently discovered this little reddish spot around my vagina. I have never had this problem before. I am a kind of freaking out. It is like a rash, but they do not itch or hurt or burn. I have not been to my gynecologist in the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. First of all, do not panic. It is good that you have done all your routine checkups and all are good. First of all, stop using the new soap for cleaning private parts, especially in and around the vagina. You have to understand that there is a...  Read Full »

Why do I have yellowish-green vaginal discharge with blood?

Query: Hi doctor,My vagina is producing yellowish green mucus. That sometimes has blood in it. It also smells horrible. It had been going on for about two weeks, but recently started to have blood in it. I am on regular Zoloft and Melatonin.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowish green discharge may be because of vaginal infection. You said that you have blood in between. If blood comes during menstruation (monthly), then it is normal. And if it is not a menstrual bleeding, then you have to be checked by nearby gynecologist t...  Read Full »

Why did my inner foreskin start to burn after sex?

Query: Hi doctor,A week back, I had sex with my wife using a condom. The condom appeared to be a bit dry and we had rough sex. After sex, when I was washing up with soap I felt some burning sensation in the inner foreskin. There were some cuts. Also, when I pulled back the skin, I felt pain in my frenulum....  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This area of your body has very sensitive tissue. It should heal on its own. Healing can be delayed if complicated by infection. This is not your fault as pubic area has many bacteria that are present normally. To fasten the healing process, you need to clean the area thr...  Read Full »

How to clean my penis?

Query: My penis foreskin got red and swell and some times got cut after masturbating.what I have to do.inside my penis head some small dots and white smelling matter thats I clean by using warm water but foreskin what I have to do  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Genital hygiene is the key of protection from almost all veneral diseases. Daily cleaning the head of penis after completely exposing it by retracting the foreskin is a must. The whitish bad smelling discharge is basically a collection of bacteria and dead cells which needed to be cleaned up da...  Read Full »

What are the causes of pelvic pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having pelvic pain when I sit, stand or walk. I am late for my period. I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the cause of pelvic pain could be some vaginal or urinary infection. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of fluids. Wash your priv...  Read Full »

How is a vaginal infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got some vaginal infection. I feel itching, burning and some kind of cut and marks on my vagina. I would like to know the treatment for this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally. Also, get a vaginal swab test done. I suggest you apply the Candid B cream (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone dipropionate) locally till then. Please consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicin...  Read Full »

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