Healthy Hygiene

Maintaining good personal hygiene is crucial as your body can be ideal for the growth and proliferation of disease-causing organisms if not appropriately maintained. Healthy hygiene includes washing your hands and body every day or as soon as it gets dirty, brushing twice daily, washing your scalp and hair at least once a week, washing your clothes and changing them every day, etc.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

How can my wife avoid passing on her eye infection to our child?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has red eyes. We think that it is spreading to the other eye too. We visited an ophthalmologist, and she said that it was viral conjunctivitis. She has been prescribed Gatifloxacin eye drops four to five times a day and Moxicip ointment at night. This was three days back. How c...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are a few tips to avoid transmitting eye infections to those around you: Handle your child only when no one else can. Do wash your hands before and after instilling your eye drops. Wash your hands before handling your child (the most important step). Keep your h...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for pubic lice?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing problem of pubic lice. Please provide effective cream and lotion for it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Best treatment for pubic lice (crab louse) is to apply Permethrin lotion (Nix) to be applied over the affected area for overnight and to wash it the next morning. Continue the same for seven days. Revert back after seven days to an internal...  Read Full »

How to aid healing of ear perforation?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a perforated right ear for more than two years. I do not want surgery. Also antibiotics did not work. What are the best steps to be taken?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An ear perforation (ruptured eardrum) can be safe or unsafe. An unsafe perforation has to be operated otherwise life is in danger. A safe perforation can be left unoperated and yet tried to achieve closure. If small perforation then body can heal it and close i...  Read Full »

Do I have parasites in my feces?

Query: Hello doctor, Do I have parasites in my feces? Please check the attached report. The small black pieces are cigarette ashes. Many thanks for your opinion and your advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) You have quite a heavy parasitic infestation. From the picture, it looks like Ascaris or hookworm. It is difficult to identify since it is not clear. I would advise you to consult...  Read Full »

How to treat frequent loose stools in my ten-month-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 months old son gets loose motions very frequently from the last two months. He was also admitted one time. Again he is having loose motions. I am giving him Econorm sachet. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent diarrhea and infection do occur at this age, as babies put many things in their mouth, which leads to contamination and infection. Hence, you have to take utmost care regarding the hygiene. Secondly, if there is any bottle feeding, please stop it gradually, as t...  Read Full »

How to cure the itching and color change in my buttocks for the past four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin problem on my buttocks since 4 years. Due to this severe itching sensation was there and also my skin on the buttocks became black. Please help me to get rid of this disease and get back my original color of skin. Kindly suggest me some medicine. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details (attachments removed to protect patient identity) provided by you. You seem to have a fungal infection of skin called tinea cruris. It is commonly called as ringworm. Due to inappropriate treatment it might have spread extensively. ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of body lice obtained from the hostel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I got infested by body lice in my hostel. Now, it is getting worse. Please suggest some treatment to get rid of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Gulhima Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Body lice can be extremely distressing, and I suggest you follow these steps: Maintain personal hygiene by bathing with regular soap and water in all the seasons. Avoid too much of huddling and overcrowding with your hostel mates. Treatment must be taken simultaneously...  Read Full »

Even after treatment, why is my fungal infection not getting resolved?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fungal infection in my groin area and even after taking the medication the problem was persistent. The doctor has advised checking diabetes and thyroid. I would like to have a master health checkup including the tests the doctor has suggested. What all should I consider? I am 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Master health checkup is better to perform but not absolutely necessary at your age. Fungal infections in the groin area not responding to treatment require an immunosuppressive state to be ruled out. Firstly, if you are on any immunosuppressive drugs, then stop them. The...  Read Full »

Recently, I notice a strong smell in my vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, From my last period, I notice a strong smell along with a change in the color of my discharge. It seems to be abnormal. I have discharge almost every day between the periods. It occurs most often during ovulation. I am taking Nicaprin tablet twice daily as prescribed by the dermatologist...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First of all, I would like to know few things. Please mention whether you have regular periods and the discharge is present during your periods or on other days. Please mention your last menstrual phase. There are different reasons for having ...  Read Full »

I have an uncomfortable feeling with pain on one side of the vulva. Can I have vaginal pimple?

Query: Hi doctor,Yesterday I had a bit of pain and an uncomfortable feeling on one side of my vulva, but I ignored it as it was minor. Today the pain got stronger and I noticed a lump in the size of a pea. There is a small white point in the middle and so I guessed it as a vaginal pimple. Now it hurts a lo...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. From your explanation, it appears to be a pimple. Please mention whether you have done shaving of the private area recently, or used any new underwear or washing soap. Kindly send a picture of it and it helps for...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.