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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

Dr. Rashid Khan
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Balanitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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

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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?

Generally not: It is generally not considered contagious, as it is typically a fungal infection of the glans penis -- usually an issue with poor hygiene in an uncircumcised male. I hope this helps. ...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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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

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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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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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