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When a Penis Rash Is Something to Worry About!

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5332 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When a Penis Rash Is Something to Worry About!

When a Penis Rash Is Something to Worry About

At some point in his life, every man deals with a penis rash. It might be a recurring event for some, especially during the summer when jock itch becomes more difficult to avoid. It might happen right after introducing something new into the daily routine, like something as simple as trying out a new laundry detergent. In other words, a penis rash is so common that men can actually become accustomed to seeing it.

Unfortunately, that means that sometimes a man can become so familiar with penis rash that they don't even think about consulting a physician or looking deeper into the issue. Though most penile problems are quite easily remedied, especially with excellent penis care on a regular basis, some rare issues might be cause for concern. Here's how to know when a penis rash is something to worry about.

Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know Everything About It!

Dr. Usha Subrahmanyam 94% (567 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO
Gynaecologist, Pune
Trichomonas Vaginalis - Know Everything About It!

Trichomonas Vaginalis, a virus, which affects almost 7.4 million men and women each year. This virus can cause a sexually transmitted disease upon contact with a person who may be carrying the same. This condition is more common in women than it is in men and causes a variety of symptoms. Let us learn more about this infection.

This disease does not have any obvious symptoms until the problem becomes pretty severe. The symptoms for men include irritation inside the penis, discharge, and a burning sensation upon urination and ejaculation. The symptoms for women include a strong odour filled discharge that may also be greenish yellow in colour, pain in the lower abdomen in case the infection is extremely severe, itching and irritation in the vagina, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.

The gynaecologist or the general physician will usually carry out the diagnosis with the help of blood and urine samples that will be sent to the lab for testing. These tests will help in determining the spread and severity of the infection. The doctor will also use vaginal or urethral fluid in order to diagnose the issue with the help of further lab tests. Most doctors will tell you that it is harder to detect the presence of the virus in women, than it is in men.

The treatment of this disease is done with the help of metronidazole, which can be used to treat trichomoniasis in case the patient is pregnant. It is usually recommended that the sexual partner of the patient should also be treated for the infection so as to stem its spread. Also, the doctors will recommend abstinence from sex for the duration of the treatment. Antibiotics will also be prescribed for both partners. Usually, one will be asked to wait for all the symptoms to disappear before becoming sexually active again.

There are various ways to prevent this disease including the proper use of condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners. Genital inflammation and pain should be checked by a doctor immediately to rule out the possibility of this STD. Also, one must take the necessary precautions to avoid catching and spreading this disease.


Dr. Mere heels and feets par black spots ho gaye hai usme bhaut itching hoti h or khelane par zakhm ho jata h, ab hatheli me bhi start ho gya h. Mujhe thyroid bhi h fat vala, ye problem ka kya karan h, kya madicin le sakti hun?

Dr. Richa Gupta 87% (26 ratings)
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Dr. Mere heels and feets par black spots ho gaye hai usme bhaut itching hoti h or khelane par zakhm ho jata h, ab hat...
You need to visit in person for treatment of this condition as we need to take full health record for better results. Your hypothyroidism, depression will be taken care of along with it. Homeopathy has always shown encouraging results in treating such conditions. Book your appointment with us.
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7 Causes Of Jock Itch And Its Treatment!

Dr. Hemant Vasant Talanikar 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pune
7 Causes Of Jock Itch And Its Treatment!

Jock itch can be defined as a fungal infection affecting the skin, especially around the inner thighs, genitals, buttocks or the groin region. Also called ‘tinea cruris’, this condition triggers irritation that results from the ring-shaped red rashes that primarily affect the warm and moist regions of one’s body. This condition majorly affects people who sweat excessively, such as athletes or even people who are over-weight. Although it is often bothersome and uncomfortable, jock itch doesn’t bring about severe complications for the affected individual. Jock itch can easily be cured by keeping the groin region dry and applying topical anti-fungal medications.


The main symptoms of Jym itch include itchy and painful rashes in the buttock, inner thigh or the groin region. The rash is usually tan, red or brown in color, slightly scaly and often formed at the edges.


  1. Putting on damp, wet or unlaundered clothing, such as athletic supporter and very tight underwear or wearing them frequently.

  2. Sharing towels that were used by a person suffering from the same condition.

  3. Taking showers irregularly, especially after excessive sweating or exercising.

  4. Living in hot and humid conditions.

  5. Obesity.

  6. Wearing tight clothing.

  7. Immune system disorders.


  1. Anti-fungal creams or lotions can help treat ringworm of the groin. Few examples are Miconazole, Econazole, Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole. These medications should be applied twice a day for about two to four weeks.

  2. In case the eruptions start to ooze fluids or pus, antibiotics may be administered by the doctor.

General Measures:

Measures to prevent recurrence of tinea cruris include weight reduction (if obese), wearing less occlusive clothing, drying thoroughly after bathing, using topical antifungal powders, laundering contaminated clothing, and treating concomitant fungal infection of nail of feet, if present.

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Trichomonas Vaginalis - How Can You Prevent It?

Dr. Tuleeka Sethi 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DGO, DNB Obs & Gynae
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Trichomonas Vaginalis - How Can You Prevent It?

Trichomonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is sometimes referred to as trichomonas or trichomoniasis, or shortened to TV. The term trichomonas is used here. 

If you are suffering from trichomonas vaginalis, it is important for you to know about protecting yourself against this condition. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by an organism known as trichomonas vaginalis. This disease is more common in women than in men. Men too can get infected and pass on the infection to their sexual partners.

Signs & Symptoms-

Up to half of infected men and women will not have any signs or symptoms at all. Signs and symptoms usually show up within a month of coming into contact with trichomonas. You might notice:


  1. Soreness, inflammation and itching in and around the vagina. This can cause discomfort when having sex.
  2. A change in vaginal discharge – there may be a small amount or a lot, and it may be thick or thin, or frothy and yellow. You may also notice a strong smell that may be unpleasant.
  3. Pain when passing urine.


  1. A discharge from the penis, which may be thin and whitish.
  2. Pain, or a burning sensation, when passing urine.
  3. Inflammation of the foreskin (this is uncommon).

A physical examination and certain laboratory tests are carried out for the diagnosis of trichomonas’s. Tests are carried out on a sample of the vaginal fluid to find out disease-causing parasites. It is harder to detect the parasite in men, than in women.

Commonly, a certain oral antibiotic is prescribed for treating trichomonas’s. It is the only medicine used for this purpose, but should be avoided by pregnant women. If you are infected, your partner should also be treated at the same time for the prevention of reinfection and further spreading. If you are undergoing treatment for trichomonas’s, it is advised that you avoid having sex until the treatment gets over and all symptoms get eliminated. You should take your medicine even if you improve and after the symptoms are gone. A retest should be carried out after three months to know about the infection’s status.

You can prevent or protect yourself from trichomonas’s vaginalis by taking the following steps:

  • Have protected sex by using condoms every time.
  • Sexual abstinence or limiting your sexual contact to one partner is recommended.
  • Avoid sexual contact if you think you are affected.

You should consult a doctor on experiencing any genital symptoms such as burning urination, discharge, and the development of sores or rashes. Also, you must stop having sex with anyone after experiencing these symptoms. 

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I am suffering from fungal infection in between thai and suffering from shoulder problem when I am playing cricket.

Dr. Hetal Jobanputra 87% (88 ratings)
F.C.P.S (Dermatology), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DDV
Dermatologist, Pune
You are suffering from a condition called ringworm or fungal infection, which affects the thighs, buttocks and abdominal area. Treatment is available in the form of antifungal tablets and creams which has to be taken for 4 to 6 weeks. Please do not apply any steroid containing cream on that area or else the infection will never be treated and you will get recurrences. Please connect for direct online consultation for prescription.
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Please suggest me diet to cure pitt dosh. I am getting rashes and itching .Please suggest.

Dr. N S S Gauri 94% (20818 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Please suggest me diet to cure pitt dosh. I am getting rashes and itching .Please suggest.
Sootshekhar Ras 125 Mg Twice a Day Gandhak Rasayan Avleh 10 Gm Twice a Day Contact with details like photos Relief In 5-6 Days and for Complete Cure Take it for 60 Days Only Avoid Oily and Spicy Food.
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I am 29 years old I'm suffering from itching on some parts of my skin like on knee, some parts on my thighs. On that place skin is become dry. Please suggest medicine. thanks.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 93% (1005 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
I am 29 years old I'm suffering from itching on some parts of my skin like on knee, some parts on my thighs. On that ...
Since when are you having this problem? Are there rashes also or only dryness. U can take single dose of Sulphur 200/ 1 day only U can apply coconut oil on those dry areas. As It may be because our skin becomes dry in monsoon season. But if it doesnot susie with oil application then you can consult me with images of the affected part.
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