Vaginal Wash

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 suffer from typhoid and UTI. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor,Four months ago, I was diagnosed with typhoid and UTI. My Widal test showed S.typhi O 1: 40 and S.typhi H 1:320. My blood count keeps reducing even though I am eating well. I have back pain, incomplete bladder emptying, dark urine, sometimes vaginal pain and a little itch. I also have anal...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhilipsa Nanda

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Before I suggest something, I need to ask the medication you are undergoing for typhoid.Next, I suggest you consume milk, fruit juices and barley as a recommended diet for typhoid recovery.You need to emphasis on raw or lightly cooked vegetables and fresh fruits. You nee...  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 »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

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 »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

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 »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

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 »

Please suggest a solution for foul-smelling urine.

Query: Hi doctor, I observed the presence of vaginal discharge almost a month ago and I went for a test. It showed the presence of WBCs, but no bacteria or yeast or parasite. I completed the course of antibiotics. But, I feel the infection has not cured. I can still feel the vaginal discharge, which is ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of excess white discharge and foul smell could be urine infection. Just get your urine test done. Also, wear pure cotton panties, which should be preferably loose and not bikinis. Also, Change your inner wear twice a day. Wear loose under garments say pants an...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the treatment for vaginal fungal infection.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I am sexually inactive for a year now. I am having some issues with my body parts. I had a film around my clitoris that came back often after washing it. In the past few days, I have been experiencing yeast infection symptoms. So today I got an over-the-counter medicati...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fungal vaginal pessary usually dissolves intravaginal. You may experience some vaginal discharge mixed whitish fluid which can be candidial infection and also some amount of dissolved medication. I suggest you to wash yourself with alkaline vaginal wash and then re...  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 on t...  Read Full »

I have white sticky discharge while on birth control pills. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on Microgestin birth control and I have been instructed to take it constantly to have no periods. About a year ago, I was treated for chlamydia and never had a problem since then. About a month ago, I missed my pill for birth control while having the flu and a week back,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your history, it appears that you are suffering from vaginal infection. Because, without a problem there cannot be such an amount of discharge. Hormonal birth control pill increase chance of vaginal discharge. But, in my ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to clean the vagina after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, How to properly clean the vagina after period sex, to avoid any discomfort? Is it necessary to clean the vagina after engaging in period sex, if so, why? What is the best way to properly clean the vagina after engaging in period sex? Is there anything else hygiene-related you wish mor...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are not planning pregnancy, after intercourse you can simply wipe with dry tissue paper or if you feel sticky wash with water and dry with a tissue paper. On a regular basis, frequent washing and the use of soap should be avoided, as it hampers natural bacteri...  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 »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

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 »

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