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It Depends on cause:
Balanitis is an inflammation of the tip of the penis.
Inflammation has many possible causes, including irritation by environmental substances, physical trauma, and infection by a wide variety of pathogens, including bacteria, virus, sexually transmitted diseases, or fungus—each of which require a particular treatment ...Read more
It depends on cause:
Balanitis is an inflammation of the tip of the penis. Inflammation has many possible causes, including irritation by environmental substances, physical trauma, and infection by a wide variety of pathogens, including bacteria, virus, sexually transmitted diseases, or fungus—each of which require a particular treatment.
You should seek help from your local doc. You may need antibiotics or nothing. ...Read more
For the past two weeks I have had sores on the head of my penis, these sores are not painful, they are somewhat itchy, they are blobby in shape, and seem to contain a border within the shape, I am worried its heroes and hoping it's balinitis.?
I am experiencing a burning sensation on my penis. The tip is seems to burn when I urinate or touch it. I've already applied an ointment for baliniti?
What is the difference between Bacitin and Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for treating nostril infection?
Oral versus topical:
Bacitin is a trade name for Bacitracin. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is trade name for neosporin. Both are topical anti-bacterial ointments. If you have a nostril infection, then Canada's drug regulators do not approve of Bacitin for use inside the body: for external use only! .
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) reads "do not use inside the nose unless directed by your physician" ...Read more
After a gap of how many days can I take erythromycin for balinitis, earlier I took flucanazole 150 mg but I didn't clear infection.
Lag isn't problem: While fungal infections are the most common cause of balanitis, bacterial infections can occur. Cultures should be done to be sure that the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotic. the lag period isn't important. If erythromycin is used, a full course is generally 5 days. Careful hygiene is important. It the problem persists, you MD should check for diabetes, other underlying medical issues ...Read more
Had a rash on glans penis for 4 yrs now Recently doctor diagnosed it as balinitis, chance of it becoming malignant as I neglected treatment until now?
Prob ok, see derm.: Might be a good idea to see a qualified dermatologist. Various diseases can present like this. ...Read more