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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How to care for a cut in the frenulum?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a cut on my frenulum during intercourse nine months ago. It was hurting initially, but I felt better after a few days. I had intercourse again, and the cut got reopened. I took a break for two weeks from intercourse, and it felt better. Then again, the cut reopened on masturbation....  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The minimum number of days for abstinence from any sexual activity is 28 days and preferably six weeks if it is recurrent. So, unless you have diabetes, you should give proper time to heal. I suggest you continue applying antibiotic ointment as before and maintain...  Read Full »

I have a white spot on the penis head, and I want to get rid of it. Please suggest some treatment for the same.

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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

What could be the painless bumps on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few bumps on my penis skin. I do masturbate. I am concerned because I do not know what might have caused this or what these bumps are. They do not burn. I have not experienced any discharge or burning sensation. I am confused what this is. I am attaching a picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints and seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as well.  These small painless nodules might be caused by hair follicles. It does not seem to be infected. As you mentioned that they are painless, without any di...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurrent lumps in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump in my penis. When I had this before, it just went down using a cream and it has come back five months later in the same place. I have had the same partner. I had sex repeatedly and a week later, I noticed it. I have attached a picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be a furuncle secondary to an infected hair follicle, which might be caused by pulling out of hair. Apply a steroid based ointment, so that it subsides. If it is painful, use an ant...  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 freaking out. It is like a rash, but they do not itch, hurt, or burn. I have not been to my gynecologist in the last three...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 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 ...  Read Full »

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 tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

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 it...  Read Full »

On masturbating with a hair conditioner, I got itchy bumps on my penis. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I masturbated with a hair conditioner and got some itching and bumps at the bottom of my shaft and side of my penis.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have night aggravation of itching or excessive scratching and rubbing of lesions? Do you have pain or burning or itching or irritation? Do you have a history of herpes? Are you sexually active? Do you had unprotected sex in the last three months? Answer the quest...  Read Full »

I have three boils in my pubic region. Is it due to the old razor used for shaving?

Query: Hi doctor,I have three boils on my pubic region. I just traveled, and while getting back, I started getting this. I shaved this area with an old razor, I think, and used towels from the hotel and common toilets. Currently, I am applying antiseptic cream. Can you diagnose online if I send the picture...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is an erosion or ulcer in the pubic region with a secondary bacterial infection. Apply T-bact ointment (Mupirocin ointment) twice daily for ten days. Clean area with Povidone-iodine and cotton daily for two weeks and then apply cream or ointment with clean hands...  Read Full »

Is Beclomethasone a good cure for genital psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had scabies during my childhood. I was diagnosed with psoriasis three years ago. Psoriasis involved my whole body, including my genitals. After treatment, it began to clear, but white patches appeared only on my genitals with a dark outline, it starts to spread to the right side. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. It is difficult to treat without seeing the lesion. It might be vitiligo or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition an...  Read Full »

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