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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I notice I get balanitis when on antibiotics. Am on 12 wks of antibiotics and again getting balanitis. What can I do?

I notice I get balanitis when on antibiotics. Am on 12 wks of antibiotics and again getting balanitis. What can I do?

Abstain sexually: For 1 week. Change to vinyl or hypoallergenic condoms. Have sexual partner checked for infection and get checked yourself. ...Read more

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I ddnt finish an antibiotic course for balanitis so the situation has recurred so can l continue taking the antibiotics until finished?

I ddnt finish an antibiotic course for balanitis so the situation has recurred so can l continue taking the antibiotics until finished?

Here are some...: Balanitis-inflammation of glans penis-is usually related with tight long foreskin with inadequate hygiene, and its most common effective care includes enhancing topical hygiene with proper cleaning & drying + judicious use of topical anti-fungal + steroid cream gingerly 1-2 times daily for 3-5 days. Yet, the ultimate solution is circumcision. More? Seek evaluation/counseling... ...Read more

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Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how long will it take to work?

Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how long will it take to work?

Yes, it can be: Treated with clotrimazole if balanitis is caused by fungus infection. You should be checked for diabetes or other systemic condition also. ...Read more

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Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how how long does it take to work?

Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how how long does it take to work?

Possibly: Whether or not the clotrimazole will work depends on the cause of the balanitis. it will only work if the cause is fungal infection from yeast (candida, thrush). There are many other causes of balanitis that it will not work for. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I sometimes get balanitis for days after sex (i'm uncircumsized). are there over-the-counter creams to make it go away?

I sometimes get balanitis for days after sex (i'm uncircumsized). are there over-the-counter creams to make it go away?

Yes: First understand that this is due to urine under the foreskin. Wash under the foreskin. Gently rinse. After urination always blot off the last drop from the end of the penis. Miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole creams are OTC. Modified CASTELLANI solution is excellent. ...Read more

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Balanitis 4months not going away after several anti-fungal creams, referred to specialist, awaiting swab results. But could it be non-infectiou caus?

Balanitis 4months not going away after several anti-fungal creams, referred to specialist, awaiting swab results. But could it be non-infectiou caus?

Get checked: Perhaps another visit with your primary doctor is helpful. If worsening symptoms an urgent care or emergency room visit would be helpful to confirm the infection. ...Read more

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No Sex contact for 16 months. Recurring balanitis last 3 months. Gets healed by topical antifungal cream in days. I stop using cream. It comes back. Y?

No Sex contact for 16 months. Recurring balanitis last 3 months. Gets healed by topical antifungal cream in days. I stop using cream. It comes back. Y?

Balanitis.: Balanitis can be caused by various causes - fungal, bacterial, inflammatory or irritative. In your case it could be that you're simply not treating the fungal infection long enough - even though the area may look better, treatment may need to be continued for weeks to assure resolution. Or, your balanitis may not be due to a fungal infection at all. Needs further investigation. ...Read more

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Pls help! Been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream 2percnt for 1 n half weeks now for recurring balanitis. So far little improvment. Will it get better? Its depressing

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Pls help! Been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream 2percnt for 1 n half weeks now for recurring balanitis. So far little improvment. Will it get better? Its depressing

Here are...: = irritating / itchy rashes on glans penis in those having long foreskin usually with poor hygiene;
= may be acute or chronically recurring;
= key rx is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. ...Read more

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Have had bouts of balanitis. Recently went to urologist & prescribed nizoral% cream. How long should I take it for? He said 1wk. Any thoughts pls?

Up to 2-3 weeks: Nizoral (ketoconazole), an anti-fungal cream, usually improves a rash within 1-3 weeks if indeed it is used for the proper indication (fungal or yeast skin infection). ...Read more

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Suffering from balanitis, was prescribed timodine cream but failed to cure the condition, penis glans are inflamed and very dry & shiny in appearance?

Suffering from balanitis, was prescribed timodine cream but failed to cure the condition, penis glans are inflamed and very dry & shiny in appearance?

Castellani solution: If your pharmacy or chemist does not have it, they can make or obtain it. Get the clear, modified version. It will clear very quickly. Your product was worth a try but is not much good. Balanitis is due to tiny amount of URINE fermenting under your foreskin. Rinse off daily, best in a shower. Always blot or wash off the last drop of urine after you go. A circumcision will end the problem. ...Read more

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I got zoon balanitis, tried antibiotics, fluconazole 100mg/day for 10 days, now tacrolimus 0.03% works great but as soon as slightest friction occurs?

I got zoon balanitis, tried antibiotics, fluconazole 100mg/day for 10 days, now tacrolimus 0.03% works great but as soon as slightest friction occurs?

Circumcision: You can use tacrolimus forever. The. 1% is more effective. Best treatment is circumcision, This is routine, quick, easy. Meanwhile you should be sure there is no urine fermenting under the foreskin. Retract the skin and rinse in the shower. Always blot the last drop of urine after you urinate. ...Read more

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Hi there does hydrocositrone 5% cream treat soreness & pain & burning on penis & under foreskin of balanitis?

Hi there does hydrocositrone 5% cream treat soreness & pain & burning on penis & under foreskin of balanitis?

Wrong treatment: Balanitis is due to tiny amount of urine fermenting under foreskin. Rinse under the skin with tap water twice a day. Remember to blot away that last drop of urine after you pee. Castellani solution is best remedy. Circumcision is cuative. ...Read more

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Can elomet cream (Mometasone Furoate) used to deal with balanitis (foreskin inflammation)? Also is there any serious side effect?

Can elomet cream (Mometasone Furoate) used to deal with balanitis (foreskin inflammation)? Also is there any serious side effect?

Tiny amounts!: Whenever you use a steroid cream on your skin, remember that overuse can thin your skin. This can be a problem in sensitive areas. Ask your doctor for specific information about your situation. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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I have mild chronic balanitis, antifungal cream didn't work, awaiting swab results. Will I get gangrene and penis amputation? I'm seeing urologist soon

Of course not: Balanitis, phimosis, is due to fermentation by bacteria in tiny drops of urine under the foreskin. Shower daily, retracting the skin to rinse it off. Whenever passing urine, keep the skin back for a moment and blot off the urine from the area. Castellani solution (clear) is very effective. You will need to request it from the pharmacist. A circumcision is routine, quick and easy, always cures it. ...Read more

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Recurrent balanitis, swab shows candida, 1 month anti fungal +steroid cream little effect, excellent penile hygiene. Why does it not go away for good?

Recurrent balanitis, swab shows candida, 1 month anti fungal +steroid cream little effect, excellent penile hygiene. Why does it not go away for good?

See remark: You may need to try different antifungal cream. It is very unusaul a month long treratment not helping.
My remedy besides the cream, is apply or wrap loosely
head of penis with gauze, this gauze should be soaked with solution of 1teaspoon baking powder in 1/2 cup warm water for 15min for 2-3 days ...Read more

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Hi there can hydrocortisone 5 % cream treat balanitis with burning feeling under foreskin redness to glans?

Hi there can hydrocortisone 5 % cream treat balanitis with burning feeling under foreskin redness to glans?

HYDROCORTISONE CREAM: THERE IS NO 5% HYDROCORTISONE CREAM.
YOU PROBABLY MEAN O.5 %!
SUGGESTION: WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY FEW HOURS AND ZINC OXIDE OINTMENT AT BEDTIME. . .
IF NO BETTER AFTER A WEEK, CHECK WITH YOUR PCP.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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Balanitis 3 months sill not gone, doc gave miconazole 2%, 1%hydrocortisone cream, lotriderm. All not effective. What to do next?

Balanitis 3 months sill not gone, doc gave miconazole 2%, 1%hydrocortisone cream, lotriderm. All not effective. What to do next?

Depends: If you're uncircumcised, it may be time for circumcision. If you've already been circumcised oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets 250 mg daily for two weeks may solve the problem ...Read more

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Sex with girl Jan8 then noticed white spots on tonsils doc said tonsilitis, antibiotics no work, then diagnosed with Balanitis 3.5 weeks total, HIV?

Sex with girl Jan8 then noticed white spots on tonsils doc said tonsilitis, antibiotics no work, then diagnosed with Balanitis 3.5 weeks total, HIV?

Not HIV, but see MD: HIV is a thousand times less common than garden variety viral pharyngitis, and heterosexually transmitted HIV is extremely rare in eastern Canada, especially after only one exposure. And HIV wouldn't result in balanitis. And most balanitis isn't an STD, although you should be checked for STDs other than HIV. See a doctor, but don't lose sleep over the possibility of HIV -- extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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Since the cream how long does it take for balantis to go and how many times do I use the cream a day?

Annoying condition: Right? . It is an infection of fore skin, some takes wks to clear. Some even may need circumcision due to recurrent infections. First maintain good hygiene, wash with soap and water, try to retract the skin leave that way as much time as possible, if area is dry tend to heal fasterIn adults diabetes on sets presenting as banalities make sure to check your blood sugar. You will be fine soon ...Read more

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I was fortunate to find that the stuff on my penis was balantitis a fungus infection went away with benezpyl peroxide use and going to use a cream?

I was fortunate to find that the stuff on my penis was balantitis a fungus infection went away with benezpyl peroxide use and going to use a cream?

Balanitis: What is your question. If you have been treated and are better why are you asking for help? Clarify and can respond more clearly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use expired triple antibiotic cream?

Is it possible for me to use expired triple antibiotic cream?

Possible: yes: But, as a physician can not advise you to use it as fda has determined that it may longer be effective after the expiry date. ...Read more

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If you have a small cut and it gets infected, can it be treated with antibiotic cream? Will it usually streak if it spreads.

If you have a small cut and it gets infected, can it be treated with antibiotic cream? Will it usually streak if it spreads.

Sometimes: There are different degrees of infection. If the wound shows a little redness at the periphery you should be able to treat it with a topical antibiotic. However, with more redness, swelling, pain or warmth you should see a doctor. Streaking of the redness away from the wound would be a sign of a more significant infection that would also need medical attention. ...Read more

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How do you define a deep cut vs a superficial cut? Triple antibiotic creams say not to use on deep cuts. What exactly does that mean?

How do you define a deep cut vs a superficial cut? Triple antibiotic creams say not to use on deep cuts. What exactly does that mean?

A superficial: Wound involves the skin and adjacent subcutaneous tissues. A deep wound involves underlying fascia, muscles, or other deeper structures. ...Read more

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Can you get caught pregnant when using antibiotic cream?

Can you get caught pregnant when using antibiotic cream?

Pregnancy: Use of antibiotic cream will not make oral contraceptives ineffective. Any time you have unprotected sexual activity, there is a chance for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the foreskin and ...Read more