Vaginal Infection

Vaginal infection or vaginitis results in symptoms like vaginal itching, increased vaginal discharge, pain during sex, pain on urination, and spotting. Vaginal infection can be caused by bacteria yeast, parasite, and irritants.

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I am experiencing vaginal burning and redness. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I experience vaginal burning and redness. What is the problem, and what should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest taking a vaginal swab and PAP (Papanicolaou) smear. In the meantime, I suggest taking tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for one week and tab Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily for one week. However, plea...  Read Full »

I got vaginal burning, itching, and dryness with the cheese-like discharge. Can I take Doxycycline?

Query: Hi doctor, I got vaginal burning, itching, and dryness with little or very less cottage cheese-like discharge with no foul smell or difficulty in urination. At first, it got very dry and itchy, so I used candid-B ointment. After taking the AF kit, I got a thick white discharge. After three days, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems to be due to some mixed infection there. I suggest, Clean the vagina with vaginal wash regularly. Continue Clingen (Clindamycin, Clotrimazole, and Tinidazole) vaginal tablets once daily for three days. Capsule Itraconazole...  Read Full »

I have a vaginal infection, with dry, itchy, and sometimes oozing skin. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an infection around my vaginal area. The skin is itchy and dry, and sometimes fluid oozes out from it. How to treat it? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. Having gone through the history provided from your end, it appears to be tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection that affects the folds and unexposed areas of the skin. Most commonly seen on vaginal folds, groin, under the abdomen, ...  Read Full »

I have red, inflamed skin near my vagina and around the thigh gap. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin near the vagina, above and under the thigh gap, has become red and inflamed. There are large spots that are red and thick. I do not know what it is. So I started using Candid-B cream and Mycoderm-C powder. What could be the reason for this? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Do you had any other symptoms before the appearance of thick red spots in the genital area? 2. Have you had these rashes, or is it the first time? 3. Have you done any screening tests or investigations for this before? If it happened before, it is an old virus infec...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with a human papillomavirus infection and have vaginal ulcers. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I got vaginal ulcers after suffering from flu-like symptoms for a few days. I was diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV) earlier. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As you had a history of flu, these ulcers mostly look like Lipschutz ulcer, associated with influenza or flu virus infection. They appear as bilateral, symmetrical (kissing) vulvar ulcers on the labia minora. The ul...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the white pimples in the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor,I have white pimples in my vagina with a burning sensation when using water. I have been on my periods for four days, and it is almost over; the white pimples do not seem to disappear. I have never gotten such pimples before. I am not under any medications and have not gotten a blood te...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand it. The white pimples could be folliculitis (inflammation of the pockets from which the hair grows) or a possible fungal infection, which could be treated with antibiotics or antifungals; it could even be a viral infection like ...  Read Full »

My vagina appears red and itchy, with bumps inside. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My vagina is dry and itchy inside. It appears red, and there seem to be bumps inside. I think I had a yeast infection a month ago that lasted a while. I am currently taking Sprintec. I had taken Fluconazole earlier for the complaint.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history provided, it may be Candidal vulvovaginitis, a fungal infection affecting the vaginal and private areas. It appears due to multiple factors, including: Spread from an infected person during sexual activities due to weaken...  Read Full »

What causes pain during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain during sex. Penetration of any kind hurts me. The most painful are the inner lips especially on the right side. I get burning sensation inside too, but not very high. I had some bleeding last night and it stopped fairly quickly. We were not being rough either. I am on Dep...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. There is loss of rugosity of the right labia majora and minora indicating that there is an inflammation. It was indicated by the shiny nature of the majora and minora ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a foul smell from my vagina after periods. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a foul smell from my vagina immediately after periods, and it lasts for around three days. The smell becomes so bad that someone can easily sense it. When I have sex, the smell becomes worse. Is the odor normal or natural? What can I do about it?  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail, and I will help you. The most common reason for foul odor from the vagina is a genital infection. You will need two tests. One is urine routine microscopy, and the other test is urine culture. These tests will help us detect the t...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sudden leak of amniotic fluid?

Query: Hi doctor, I have doubt on the thing which happened to me. When I was 33 weeks pregnant, suddenly one day my amniotic fluid started leaking. We rushed to the hospital, and I lost my baby. During pregnancy, my doctor conducted all the tests. My diabetes was negative, and my BP levels were also normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me just reassure you that it was an accident, which will not repeat. The possible causes of the sudden leak of fluid or PPROM (preterm premature rupture of membrane) are as follows: If any infection enters the vagina, the source could be sexual (if you had sex arou...  Read Full »

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