Vaginal wash is made in a way that they maintain the normal acidic pH of the vagina. Scented and harsh soap disturb the pH of the vagina, making it susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections.
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I have recurrent bacterial vaginosis and I am pregnant. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. And I am having recurrent bacterial vaginosis after using Metronidazole oral tablets and Terconazole vaginal cream for ten days. Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details and the reports presented by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have already taken the medicines needed. Please tell me if you still have the problem then we can decide on the medication based upon the wa... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Can taking multiple antibiotics cause redness and dryness of vagina?
Query: Hello doctor, Ever since being on multiple antibiotics for a persistent UTI a year ago, I have had vaginal problems. It was first a bout of yeast infections and then BV. I have tried many pills, external and internal creams, home remedies, and diet changes, but still, I have redness and dryness exte... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Sorry to hear what you have been through. I feel you are having an imbalance in the normal and abnormal organism growth. For a normal vagina, you need both normal and abnormal organisms. When you take too many antibiotics one after other, it kills m... Read Full »
Is it normal to have a water-like discharge in the first trimester?
Query: Hello doctor, I am on the last day of my first trimester and I was experiencing water-like discharge yesterday as if I am about to start periods. I had intercourse five to six days before this. Is this normal during this phase of pregnancy? I am experiencing an itching on my outer labia and the skin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From the short history, I feel this is a vaginal infection. You should have got it from that act of sex a few days ago. As a prevention, I would advise you not to have penetrative sex until the end of pregnancy. Infection from sex can also trigger a... Read Full »
What to do about my persistent burning sensation in the vagina for the past month?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried girl. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall, and my weight is 80 kg. I usually have a white discharge. Now my major problem is that for the past one month, I started to have irritation in my vaginal area. I checked in the mirror, and it was red. I do not know whethe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I presume from your history (unmarried) that you are not sexually active or using anything for the same purpose. If you are active, then this could be the sexually transmitted vaginal infection. It will need a full course of antibiotics and antifungal f... Read Full »
Can using vaginal wash on a regularly result in vaginal dryness in me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am in my twenties and sexually active. Lately, I have been facing vaginal dryness, and also, and I have been using a vaginal wash for some time. Can using vaginal wash regularly cause any problem? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis, and it is mainly due to a fungal infection. Keep the area dry and clean. Also, drink a lot of warm water and be on a soft diet. I would suggest the use of antifungal medicine and c... Read Full »
Why do I have vaginal pain after fingering?
Query: Hi, I was fingering my pussy, now it is burning a lot and I feel like scratching it. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not scratch. Use Ointment Vagisil locally. Also you can use V-wash for routine daily wash of your private part. If you scratch, it will increase and will cause more discomfort. Hope it helps. If the problem persists, consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --... Read Full »
What causes itching and irritation in the vaginal area?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having a lot of itching and irritation in the vaginal area. I observed a slight itching sensation in the vagina starting from the last week. Day by day, it irritates me a lot. Please help me to prevent this. I am not under any medication. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching and irritation around the vaginal area could be due to vaginal yeast infection, bacterial infection or urinary infection or poor hygiene, or contact dermatitis (to clothes or panties). You could try the following methods to reduce these symptoms: 1) Do not ... Read Full »
What is the reason for having excessive white vaginal discharge?
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting excessive white discharge out of my vagina. It is leaving white streaks in my innerwear. It has has a minor yeast smell. But, I do not feel itchy or burning sensation. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had given a few more details like your age, menstrual cycle, any other medical problems and sexual history. I will give the list of possibilities and their management here. It is most probably a candida infection, thick white curdy di... Read Full »
Why do I have vaginal pain during periods?
Query: Hi doctor, What could be the reason for vaginal pain during periods? It happens for a few minutes when the periods start and sometimes on and off on the second and third day. It is happening for many years. My periods are regular. My sonography is normal. I experience a lot of vaginal dryness and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your sonography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is normal although it has a different name over it and not a recent one. Pain during menses is common, and it is called as dysmenorrhea. It is due to uterine contraction to expel blood ou... Read Full »