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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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Can I use Clotrimazole cream for my vaginal infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20-years-old female. I am diagnosed with a vaginal yeast infection. Doctor gave me Clotrimazole cream, but she did not tell me when to use and how much time I should keep it in my vagina, and should I wash it after some time? Please tell me when I should apply it and how much time I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Candid-V cream (Clotrimazole) for vaginal use comes with a vaginal applicator. So, kindly buy it with a vaginal applicator. With the applicator, fill up to the mark on it. Before applying, wash your intimate area and pat dry it. Lie ...  Read Full »

What are the causes for hair follicle infection in the genital parts?

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 »

What causes boils in the genital region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old married female. There is no other man in my life. I have been noticing three boils near my vagina for the last two months. They have not grown in size. It is like small white pus without pain. Itching is there in almost the whole body for the last three to four days. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. I went through the details shared, and I wish to assure you that things are fine. Do not panic. 1. Can you please tell me about your menstrual history? 2. From when are you taking medicines for PCOS (polycystic ov...  Read Full »

What causes yeast infection in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three days, I am having excessive thirst and frequent urination. The feeling to urinate is always urgent. Sometimes the urine quantity is normal, and sometimes it is in drops. Also, my left hand - ring finger and middle finger appears slightly swollen in the middle. Kindly l...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All the symptoms you are describing are related to a urinary infection. Kindly let me know the following details so that I can help you with your problem. 1. Do you have any white discharge from the vagina? 2. Is there any itching sensation around your urethra and va...  Read Full »

Is COVID vaccine contraindicated during a vaginal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 132 lbs and a height of 5'5 feet. I have a recurrent vaginal yeast infection, and it started five months ago. I even consulted the doctor, and she prescribed tablet Diflucan one dose 150 mg. A vaginal swab report also proved the infection. Sym...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. We should treat vaginal yeast infection properly with appropriate medications. You said that you stopped the medications due to the fear of their adverse effects on kidneys. Your doctor would have suggested the medication considering al...  Read Full »

I have swelling in perianal area due to G-string. Is it herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, A week back, I wore a G-string that was a little snug and I accidentally fell asleep in it. The next day, I noticed that my perineum and anal area were sore so that night I got a mirror and looked and noticed that there was a straight swollen line from my anus to my vagina opening rig...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), looks like perianal area is swollen secondary to explained injury. It will take a little time to heal completely. Kindly follow the following instructions: 1. Lignocaine gel for local application...  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 »

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 »

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 Madhav

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 Madhav

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 the area with Povidone-iodine (antiseptic solution) and cotton daily for two weeks and then apply cream or oint...  Read Full »

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