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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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Dr. Rashid Khan
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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the foreskin and ...Read more


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I was wondering is a biopsy required to diagnose balanitis xerotica obliterans or is there another type of test?

BXO: This diagnosis can be made be inspection and examination. Treatment is usually topical antibiotics and oral antibiotics can be used also. Often this diagnosis is made after a circumcision ...Read more

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Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Depends on organism: If you have recurrent vaginitis with candida and your partner has recurrent balanitis with same organism, one of you might have diabetes. Have it checked out by a doctor. ...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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Treatment of balanitis ?

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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Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Balantitis: Aaron, that should not be too harsh. I would avoid getting inside the opening of the urethra. If it does not start working in 2-3 days, I would con side seeing my doctor for some oral medication. Make sure you keep things as clean and dry as you can. Also make sure your partner has been treated. ...Read more

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16 yr old male,uncircumcised,balanitis fr 3month,treatment not effective, post-void incontinence, Parasthesia in testicles,spraying urine. What is it?

16 yr old male,uncircumcised,balanitis fr 3month,treatment not effective, post-void incontinence, Parasthesia in testicles,spraying urine. What is it?

Needs examination: The symptoms you describe would require an examination urgently. Either an emergency room or urologist if available. ...Read more

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Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment,circumcision,hydrocortisone all failed !? What could be causing it?

Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment,circumcision,hydrocortisone all failed !? What could be causing it?

Psoriasis: Recurrent, chronic balanitis is frequently caused by psoriasis and would often not respond to your treatments you have had. Best diagnosed by a dermatologist, although they have limited availability in the UK ...Read more