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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What could be the reason for severe vaginal itching while passing urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe itching in my vagina when I pass urine. I am taking medicines for the past seven days, but no results. And with the same, I am having piles problem as well. I have done my urine test. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. You did not mention your urine report here. It will help me in prescribing accurate treatment and you did not mention your medicines that you are taking for your infection. Anyways first of all itching can be due to some sort of infection or m...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to clean the vagina after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, How to properly clean the vagina after period sex, to avoid any discomfort? Is it necessary to clean the vagina after engaging in period sex, if so, why? What is the best way to properly clean the vagina after engaging in period sex? Is there anything else hygiene-related you wish mor...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are not planning pregnancy, after intercourse you can simply wipe with dry tissue paper or if you feel sticky wash with water and dry with a tissue paper. On a regular basis, frequent washing and the use of soap should be avoided, as it hampers natural bacteri...  Read Full »

How to clean your testicles?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was cleaning my testicles with hand rub spirit, I saw that the cotton piece has become black due to dinginess. This is when cleaning is done not after a long time. Why is it so? Also, the spirit causes hotness and burning. Is there any alternative thing available for cleaning?  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Just clean it with soap properly and dry it with a towel. This is sufficient.You should not apply spirit on the scrotum as it will cause burning sensation.For further doubts consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

Why is my penis head white?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin at the tip of my penis is becoming white from the past three months. There is no pain or any other problem due to that. I feel pressure to urinate, but while urinating the flow is slow. I do not know why my penis has become white. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me an image. It might be vitiligo or balanitis xerotica obliterans. Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

I always have an urge to pee after mastubration. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male. Sometimes, after masturbation I feel urge to urinate regularly after every minute even though there is very less urine. Also I feel pain, some pricking and irritation feel while urinating. Sometimes, even without masturbation same problem occurs. Please advise me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is quite normal to feel an urge to micturate after having coitus or masturbation. However, having pain and prickling sensation while urination is not normal. It suggests that you might have an underlying urinary tract infection. Most common mode of contracting UTI is h...  Read Full »

I have itching and burning sensation on penis after sex. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,Twelve days ago I had protected sex with a girl I did not know after a night out. I showered that night maybe an hour afterward and used a perfume smelling body wash or shampoo. Whether it was in my head or actual, the next day I noticed an itchiness or rather a need to readjust my penis w...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case in detail. Well, you need not worry about any STD or fungal infection or jock itch or even about herpes as your lesions are not active right now. There is only mild redness which could be remnant of balanitis or friction. At the moment no sig...  Read Full »

How is penile yeast infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yeast infection in my penis for the last two years. I have tried all natural medicines like coconut oil, yogurt, etc. Also, if apply Panderm plus or FourDerm or Candid cream daily, then I feel normal. Otherwise, I am getting inflammation and swelling of the penis. Kindly suggest...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith Mg

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Always evaluate the cause of recurrent yeast infection. It can be any of the following reasons. Maintain good genital hygiene. Daily wash the genital area with soap and water and keep it dry. If you are uncircumcised, then clean under the foreskin. Unprotected sexu...  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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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, mix equa...  Read Full »

I have itching in the penis area. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching in the penis area. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please wash the area with lukewarm water regularly. Use a mild soap. Do not use the same towel in pubic area that which you use elsewhere on the body. Observe clearly if there is any change in color, foul smell, lesions over the penis. Maintain good hygiene down the...  Read Full »

I have been on my period for 15 days and when I pee it stings. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on my period for 15 days so far, and I just noticed today when I pee it stings first and then goes away. I am a virgin. I also missed my period for a month or two before this occurred due to stress with classes.  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to get stressed. You might be having urinary tract infection, which is very common in girls. You take care of your hygiene, especially during periods and frequent change sanitary towels and wash the area with plain water as many times as possible. Se...  Read Full »

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