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How Long Does Balanitis Last
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.
No Sex contact for 16 months. Recurring balanitis last 3 months. Gets healed by topical antifungal cream in days. I stop using cream. It comes back. Y?
Balanitis.: Balanitis can be caused by various causes - fungal, bacterial, inflammatory or irritative. In your case it could be that you're simply not treating the fungal infection long enough - even though the area may look better, treatment may need to be continued for weeks to assure resolution. Or, your balanitis may not be due to a fungal infection at all. Needs further investigation.See 1 more doctor answer
2.5 yr old has balanitis and urologist suggestion is that circumcision is only long term option. Can that be true? Really want a second opinion.
Yes will need but: Also possible most of the time to manage non operatively, most likely has phimosis also (tight fore skin) by pulling the skin back (not possible if he has phimosis) cleaning the glans and foreskin regularly that clears infection, on a 2.5 yr is not easy, who is going to do this mom or dad? So easy option is circumcision.
Have had bouts of balanitis. Recently went to urologist & prescribed nizoral% cream. How long should I take it for? He said 1wk. Any thoughts pls?
HELP PLS. Should I be tested for hsv? Last sex 18 months ago. No symptoms except balanitis. Urologist ordered HSV igm test because of balanitis. Worried about false positive on test. About to marry.
If getting married: If getting married soon, and one or both people are worried about herpes, the way to solve this issue is for the couple to go together to their doctors, and ask for Herpes 1 and 2 specific IgG testing on BOTH people (may or may not be covered by insurance)... and then go together to get the results. This way, both fiancees know both results at the same time, and can decide what to do as a couple.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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