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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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Despite maintaining good hygiene, I have a bad body odor. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old boy. Despite my efforts to maintain good hygiene, I have been experiencing a bad body odor. It has become quite bothersome and is affecting my confidence in social situations. I would greatly appreciate any advice or recommendations you could provide on how to manage an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Make sure to avoid any cream, lotion, powder, salon treatments, oil, massages, perfumes, deodorant, etc. Use non-fragrant soap. Keep yourself well hydrated. Wear loose cotton comfortable clothes and under clothes. Try wearing a cotton vest wi...  Read Full »

What can be done for itching near sensitive area leading to color change?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching near sensitive area, skin color changed nearby, due to itching. There are rashes which are painful at times. Kindly suggest an immediate cure.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is due to fungal infection. Follow the mentioned treatment: Local application of antifungal dusting powder Clocip (Clotrimazole) during daytime near an inner region of the thigh. At night time, apply Clocip-B ointment in the inner area of the thigh. Maintain personal...  Read Full »

How to manage vaginal swelling, pain, 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 Rathod

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 »

How to eradicate and prevent scabies recurrence?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old female. Over the past few weeks, I have experienced persistent itching, especially at night, along with the appearance of small red bumps and a rash. After consulting with a dermatologist, I have been diagnosed with scabies. I would like to learn more about the recomm...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to do understand your concern. The hallmark of scabies includes the involvement of the web spaces of the fingers and toes (inflammatory papules, vesicles, or excoriation marks), night aggravation of itching, and similar complaints in family members. Scabies can also be tr...  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

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 »

I had sex with two women about two months back and am concerned I have balanitis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with two women about two months back and I am concerned about having HIV. I have been facing this for the past 20 days, and after some research on the internet, I think this is balanitis. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the attachment (attachments removed to protect the patient's privacy), and it looks like an infection. Balanitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the head of the penis (glans) and the foreskin. It can cause symptom...  Read Full »

I have been having brown jelly-like globs coming out almost every day for the past week with no odor. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Metronidazole gel for about a week now. I have been having brown jelly-like globs coming out almost every day for the past week with no odor. Should I be concerned? I have also been on Nexaplon a birth control impact in my arm for two and a half years. I have no other...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the image (attachments removed to protect patient privacy). There is nothing to worry about. This could be because of the excess metronidazole jelly or could be some brownish discharge. There is nothing to be alarmed about...  Read Full »

How to deal with burning pee after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, After intercourse, I had to deal with burning pee. And although it has reduced stinging now. It still is there. And also. My periods ended like four days back, so I wanted to know if I should still take the pill if I had unprotected sex but he did not ejaculate in me.  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From day 1 to 10 of the period it is the safe period. There is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation happening during this period. So you need not take any medication. So relax and do not worry. These symptoms could be because of some urinary infection. Ple...  Read Full »

I have pilonidal sinus. What are the treatment options?

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

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 »

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

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

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diet or things to avoid, excess of anything (broadly saying), too much oily or spicy food, avoid smoking, and you can have alcohol occasionally, avoid too much porn or too much masturbation, and avoid fast foods, chocolate, cold drinks, etc. Things to eat more; in general...  Read Full »

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