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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Is a boil on my vagina due to an STD (sexually transmitted disease)?

Query: Hello doctor,I do not have any problems while walking. What are the symptoms of STD? Do I have an STD? I am worried.Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the details and seen the image you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have a vaginal boil, not an STD (sexually transmitted disease). Do you have itching, a foul odor, or a discharge from...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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. Avoid fast foods, chocolate, cold drinks, etc. Things to eat more: ...  Read Full »

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. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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