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If my bf had balantinis (infection) could I have it?

If my bf had balantinis (infection) could I have it?

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

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Someone I know had balantinis (infection) could I have it, what to do?

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

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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?

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?

Possible UTI: Or urethritis. Stop self treating and get examined. You will need to get a urine analysis, culture and treatment. If you are having unprotected intercourse, get checked for STD. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Bacitin and Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for treating nostril infection?

What is the difference between Bacitin and Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for treating nostril infection?

Oral versus topical: Hello TPinton,

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

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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.

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

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