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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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 icliniq.com. 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. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it normal to have pimples on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tiny zits on the foreskin of my penis. I noticed one or two zits a few days back, and by yesterday it had spread a lot. I am not circumcised, and the zits appear to be on the foreskin close to the head of the penis. I have been sexually active with my girlfriend. Any insights on w...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tiny pimples are small sebaceous cysts. It is a sebum collection of glands which is in the skin. The only thing to be done at this stage is observation. If they grow bigger, then the only treatment is to remove them surgically. There is no cream or lotion which c...  Read Full »

Even after taking Fluconazole, my genital rashes remains the same. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a rash on my genitals from a month. So, I went to a venereologist, who told me to take Fluconazole, one tablet for two weeks. As you can see by the photos attached, the rash is still the same even after a month. Please help me diagnose and treat my rashes.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the rash pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like balanitis, which can be due to fungal infection or bacterial infection. The medications given to you were correct. I suggest you try applying Fusidic acid 2 % cream, Miconazole...  Read Full »

I suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female of 23 years old. I have been getting recurrent UTIs for the past two years. My urine culture at first showed bacteria, but now they are not showing that I have an infection. I also used to be pain-free for one to two days after starting antibiotics. But, during the last thre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a known case of recurrent urinary tract infection. Both the partners have to take treatment. My advice is to drink plenty of liquids and eat citrus fruits like lemon, orange, musambi, kiwi, gooseberry, etc. Avoid spicy, fried and junk food. Take light blend di...  Read Full »

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