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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Why am I getting prolonged foul order vaginal bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and mostly likely anemic. Before two months, my period lasted longer than normal and the bleeding stopped after 8 to 10 days. My last period started on the correct date and I am still bleeding. I thought it was finished after my normal five day streak, but I leaked blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can bleed more sometimes due to irregular menses because of hormonal (chemical) levels of your body and its effect. But, you can bleed also due to cervical erosions and infection there. I personally never recommend tampons. Because, your menstrual blood contains so...  Read Full »

I have red, inflamed skin near my vagina and around the thigh gap. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin near the vagina, above and under the thigh gap, has become red and inflamed. There are large spots that are red and thick. I do not know what it is. So I started using Candid-B cream and Mycoderm-C powder. What could be the reason for this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Do you had any other symptoms before the appearance of thick red spots in the genital area? 2. Have you had these rashes, or is it the first time? 3. Have you done any screening tests or investigations for this before? If it happened before, it is an old virus infec...  Read Full »

Do white spots and stains on genitals indicate 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 identity). Yes, it is lichen planus. There will be itchy red to violaceous small bumps over the skin and on the mucosal surfaces like mouth and penis. It will have a whitish lacy pattern. I...  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 (antiseptic solution) and cotton daily for two weeks and then apply cream or ointment...  Read Full »

Is it true that vitamin supplements help with recurrent vaginal infection?

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 Singh 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 ...  Read Full »

Can taking multiple antibiotics cause redness and dryness of vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, Ever since being on multiple antibiotics for a persistent UTI a year ago, I have had vaginal problems. It was first a bout of yeast infections and then BV. I have tried many pills, external and internal creams, home remedies, and diet changes, but still, I have redness and dryness exte...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Sorry to hear what you have been through. I feel you are having an imbalance in the normal and abnormal organism growth. For a normal vagina, you need both normal and abnormal organisms. When you take too many antibiotics one after other, it kills m...  Read Full »

How can scrotal eczema be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I found a red dry skin on my scrotum today. What is is? Is it dangerous? How can I treat it? I am still a virgin. I have attached the pictures of the dry skin.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like scrotal dermatitis. Try doing the following. If it is itching, I suggest you take tablet Teczine (Levocetirizine hydrochloride) 10 mg, once in the night for a month. Also, mi...  Read Full »

Why has the tip of my penis turned white?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. Yesterday, I noticed my tip of the penis becoming white. I do not know the cause but the most part of it is white. I am not getting 100% erection also. It looks like the growth of the penis has also stopped. Can you suggest why is this happening? I am not sexua...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to maintain strict personal hygiene. You can wear loose cotton comfortable undergarments. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical problem and treat accordingly. Is there any pain or itching? A course of antifungals might be considere...  Read Full »

I washed my penis with Dettol handwash liquid. Will this cause any harm?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had sex yesterday night. I used condoms and after sex, I washed my penis with plain water and not with soap. I rinsed my mouth with plain water, I did not brush. After four hours, I washed my penis with Dettol hand wash. After that, I took a bath tonight. I am worried now...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not see anything to be worried here unless there are some symptoms you or your partner are experiencing. It is too early to have symptoms. I am not sure if you are worried about sexually transmitted infections. If so, you have used a condom while having intercour...  Read Full »

I have white patches around the head of the penis. Could you suggest a treatment?

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. Shahil Khant

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. For more information consult a urologist online.  Read Full »

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