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Dr. Rashid Khan
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Balanitis (Overview)

Inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis.


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Describe the features of balanitis.?

Describe the features of balanitis.?

Inflammed glans: Only occurs in the uncircumcised under an inflammed foreskin. Combined inlammation of glans & foreskin is known as balanoposthitis. Foreskin usually cannot be retracted and becomes swollen and tender. Immediate treatment usually oral antibiotics plus topical antibiotic salve such as neosporin or bacitracin. See your Dr., circumcision may be adviseable. ...Read more

Dr. Rashid Khan
111 Doctors shared insights

Balanitis (Overview)

Inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis.


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What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

Glans penis inflamed: Symptoms are diverse and depends on the source of inflammation.First signs – small red erosions on the glans, redness of the foreskin, redness of the penis. Other symptoms includes a foul smelling discharge and painful foreskin and penis. See your doctor since the cause can either be infectious or non-infectious- which will require several tests to figure out. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of balanitis?

What are the most common symptoms of balanitis?

Discomfort: Balanitis causes local penile symptoms such as penile irritation, discomfort, burning, and even pain over time if left untreated. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose balanitis xerotica obliterans?

How do you diagnose balanitis xerotica obliterans?

Based on. ..: Usually, a detailed hx and inspection on the penis should give a reasonable confirmative diagnosis for balanitis xerotica obliterans (bxo). See urologist timely for detail. ...Read more

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I have had a balanitis caused by candida this summer, and it seems it comes back all the time, I have had all test done, my only problem was a candida?

I have had a balanitis caused by candida this summer, and it seems it comes back all the time, I have had all test done, my only problem was a candida?

Could be not fungal: balanitis could be caused by skin irritation like eczema and best treated by steroid cream or it could be bacterial and best treated with antibiotic or it could be fungal best treated with anti fungal medication oral or topical or both
if resistant either they treated the problem with the wrong medicine or you might keep getting back from your partner women could have it without symptom treat both ...Read more

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I have some swelling on my penis and it's sensitive to the touch. I don't know if this is balanitis or due to rough sex.

I have some swelling on my penis and it's sensitive to the touch. I don't know if this is balanitis or due to rough sex.

Cannot diagnose: Without an exam there is no way in which to tell you what this is due to. See your doctor and get evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat balanitis at home?

Not worth the risk: Balanitis is an infection of the penis. If not properly treated, it can lead to serious damage and real problems down the road. This is not something you want to try and treat yourself. Please go see your doc right away. ...Read more

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How is balanitis treated?

How is balanitis treated?

Here are...: Key rx for balanitis is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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After treating balanitis will my penis ever look the same? And what is the worst case scenario for long term untreated balanitis?

After treating balanitis will my penis ever look the same? And what is the worst case scenario for long term untreated balanitis?

Yes, it will heal: Balanitis symptoms often evolve over three to seven days. The condition may present as pain, tenderness, or pruritus associated with small erythematous lesions on the glans and/or the prepuce. These lesions can be ulcerated or scaly. Thick foul smelling purulent exudate is often produced. If not properly treated, this process can evolve into a tightening of the prepuce, known as phimosis. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment to prevent balanitis?

Is there a treatment to prevent balanitis?

It is yeast: Balanitis is a yeast dermatitis a healthy balanced diet can prevent as can good hygiene. Probiotics orally can help balance the intestinal bacteria and ca n prevent infection. Using vinegar and water as a rinse in the shower or as a wipe in a baby can also help as vinegar breaks up the cell walls of yeast. ...Read more

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What's the common cure for balanitis?

What's the common cure for balanitis?

Here are...: No cure, but modifying so your body can copy. Here are some: 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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What is balanitis?

What is balanitis?

Penile inflammation: Balanitis is inflammation & swelling of the glans (tip) of the penis. If foreskin is involved, it's balanoposthitis. ...Read more

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What causes balanitis?

BALANITIS: Yeast or bacteria often sparked by high blood and urine sugar levels. ...Read more

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How is balanitis treated?

Here are...: Key rx for balanitis is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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How can one address balanitis?

Some are...: Some 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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What are the symptoms of balanitis?

What are the symptoms of balanitis?

BALANITIS: Itching, burning and at times some drainage of the penis. Pain with urination, red bumps can form also. ...Read more

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Describe the features of balanitis.?

Inflammed glans: Only occurs in the uncircumcised under an inflammed foreskin. Combined inlammation of glans & foreskin is known as balanoposthitis. Foreskin usually cannot be retracted and becomes swollen and tender. Immediate treatment usually oral antibiotics plus topical antibiotic salve such as neosporin or bacitracin. See your Dr., circumcision may be adviseable. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop recurring balanitis?

What should I do to stop recurring balanitis?

Balanitis: Improve local hygiene, topical creams such as antifungal with steroids work and sometimes circumcision. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

Glans penis inflamed: Symptoms are diverse and depends on the source of inflammation.First signs – small red erosions on the glans, redness of the foreskin, redness of the penis. Other symptoms includes a foul smelling discharge and painful foreskin and penis. See your doctor since the cause can either be infectious or non-infectious- which will require several tests to figure out. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of balanitis?

Discomfort: Balanitis causes local penile symptoms such as penile irritation, discomfort, burning, and even pain over time if left untreated. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat balanitis at home?

Not worth the risk: Balanitis is an infection of the penis. If not properly treated, it can lead to serious damage and real problems down the road. This is not something you want to try and treat yourself. Please go see your doc right away. ...Read more

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What are the options if I keep getting balanitis?

What are the options if I keep getting balanitis?

Circumcision or...: Balanitis with or without postitis is an infrequent annoyance in uncircumcised males. Keeping good genital hygiene generally prevents these infections. If the infection recurrs often, circumcision would be next option. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: balanitis?

What is the definition or description of: balanitis?

Glans inflammation: Inflammation of both glans penis and foreskin is balanoposthitis. Both commonly occur together in uncircumcised males. Inflammation of the foreskin, most commonly with phimosis (tight foreskin) is often incorrectly called balanitis, whereas it is in fact posthitis. ...Read more

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What are some of the main effects of male having balanitis.?

Balanitis: Balanitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection. In my experience this is experienced as painful or itchy red swollen head of the penis or the area of his circumcision.

One needs in most cases to be on an antibiotic for treating this.

Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How to treat balanitis?

How to treat balanitis?

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. ...Read more

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Is balanitis contagious?

Is balanitis contagious?

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 with yeast or herpes infection, it would be. So, see Urologist for clarifying the concern individually. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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What's the common cure for balanitis?

Here are...: No cure, but modifying so your body can copy. Here are some: 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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Treatment of balanitis?

Here are...: Key rx for balanitis is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more