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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not herpes: No herpes outbreak is likely to last 3 weeks, it's an uncommon cause of balanitis. If herpes were the cause, it would be in the form of open sores, ge ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
I wouldn't think: the chances are high...those ulcerated lesions are very commonly present in herpes. Balanitis is swelling and inflammation of the foreskin. It's main ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Foreskin infection: hello TG, it sounds like you've been 2 incorrect diagnoses so I think you have earned a RT visit to a doc do this can be seen face to face and evalua ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubt herpes or STD: It's impossible to guess about the cause of this, but I agree this doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD. The large majority of genital skin prob ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: This much time I would suggest that you do not have a problem with exposure to herpes
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
30 years experience Urology
BALANITIS: Itching, burning and at times some drainage of the penis. Pain with urination, red bumps can form also.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Inflammed glans: Only occurs in the uncircumcised under an inflammed foreskin. Combined inlammation of glans & foreskin is known as balanoposthitis. Foreskin usual ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
45 years experience Family Medicine
Topicals +: Topical salves, antibiotics, or creams may be used, but sometimes we also need to take pills or do other procedures depending upon the circumstances.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Balanitis is just a term saying there is inflammation on glans penis and would not be necessarily contagious. However, if the inflammation is related ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Balanitis: Warm sitz baths 2-3x a day and local antibiotic treatment (bacitracin usually works applied 2-3x a day). Area should be washed with soap and water dai ... Read More
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