Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the process of keeping the external body clean and infection-free. Maintaining good personal hygiene helps infections, illnesses, and bad body odor away. It involves frequent washing of hands, taking a shower regularly, keeping your private area clean, and maintaining your oral hygiene.

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What causes my skin around the anus to be white, rough and itchy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16 years old female. I got my period about a month ago and after my period, the skin around my anus became white, rough, and itchy. I thought it was a fungal infection. As I have PCOD, I use to have frequent yeast infections and so I assumed that it may have caused it. I am not us...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach the picture of the lesion. Please say whether you have pain, discharge, or anything oozing out, burning sensation, itching and aggravation during night time, and difficulty in passing stools. You can use Emoderm cream twice daily for ten days, Luliconazole...  Read Full »

Will I break my hymen and loss virginity if I finger myself?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and I masturbate very often. I just rub my vagina, but I do not finger myself. I get really tempted to finger it. Whenever I try to do so, I get nervous and just finish it off by rubbing my vagina. Is it safe to finger my vagina? If yes, how do I do it? What ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vagina will definitely be wet when you are aroused, so there is nothing to worry about it. Usually, fingering may lead to infection and irritation. Yes, there are chances of hymen rupture. The rupture of the hymen depends upon how strongly and deeply you insert y...  Read Full »

How to manage balanitis present for a few months?

Query: I have balanitis since for few months. Symptoms started after taking cifran oz 500mg morning and night for 5 days for UTI infection. So now I have taken 2 tablets of flucanazole 150mg along with regular application of clotrimazole cream. Right now the pain and inflammation seems to be subsided very ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik


Answer: Balanitis is a common problem. It will be resolved soon. Please maintain hygiene and wash the glans and prepuce with soap and water daily. If Balanitis or Balanoposthitis recurs, then you have to undergo Circumcision. You need clinical examination too to exclude BXO or other diseases of glans. Henc...  Read Full »

What to eat for good prostate and testicular health and how to prevent cancer in these areas?

Query: Respected doctor. I need few clarifications on how to protect testicle of us and right foods to eat for good testicle as well as for prostate and scrotum health. Also provide how one can prevent cancer in these areas like prostate testicle and scrotum  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Dear, Hope you are doing well Very nice question at a very young age i must say Diet / things to avoid Excess of anything (broadly saying) Too much of oily /spicy food. Avoid smoking, can have alcohol occasionally Avoid too much of porn or too much of masturbation Avoid fast foods, ...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

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 »

Is it mandatory to get surgery immediately for pilonidal sinus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pilonidal sinus, that is 20 mm long. I consulted the surgeon and he suggested surgery. Is it mandatory to get the surgery done now itself or can I wait for three to four months?  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A pilonidal sinus is more common among men who: 1. Have more hard body hair. 2. Have long working hours (sitting down). 3. Obese. Unfortunately, surgery is the best option for you in going forward. However, as the recovery period can be a lengthy one, you may hol...  Read Full »

Why am I having a painful blister in the inner thigh?

Query: Hello doctor,I have got a small blister on the inner thigh of the right leg. I had got a similar blister at the same spot last year. The new blister is just adjacent to it. This, as per my understanding is due to body heat. When I take B-complex tablets during the night, the pain subsides the next d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is probably folliculitis and occurs due to unhygienic and sweaty local area. You need to keep it clean and dry especially in hot seasons. You should use powder like Nycil daily so as to keep it dry. Now, you should have capsule Augmentin duo 1 g two times a day ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some remedies for vaginal swelling, discomfort and abnormal discharge.

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday, I have vaginal swelling, discomfort, and abnormal discharge. I had intercourse with my partner before four days. Please prescribe some home remedies or medicine to cure this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have some vaginal infection, and it is causing the problem. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and get a vaginal swab test done. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties, and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of flu...  Read Full »

Can meningitis spread through sharing food and drinks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a first year engineering student. I share my food with my friends at college every day. I had a stiff neck today. So I researched online and my search leads me to read about bacterial meningitis. I freaked out because I had never heard about meningitis. About its prevention, the a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Firstly, let me assure you that you do not have meningitis because people with meningitis cannot write as you do. It presents with a severe headache associated with vomiting and a very high-grade fever. The headache is so severe that some peo...  Read Full »

I had ringworm infection a year ago, and have it again now. Please suggest a cure.

Query: Hello doctor,One year back, I suffered from ringworm on the jock and legs. I applied Dermikem OC and it helped. After one year, it appeared again on the same spot. I used the same ointment, but it did not help. It started as a very small circle, and after that, it became very big. I then used Clotri...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it appears to be tinea cruris, a fungal infection which increases with sweating. You will need to take oral medication as well as apply creams topically. For topical application, I suggest: Luliconazole 1 % cream once daily. Miconazole...  Read Full »

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