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I am suffering from balanitis from 1 month with taking fluconazole 150 it's gone but after 2 days it's converted in balanophosthitis, any medicine pls?

I am suffering from balanitis from 1 month with taking fluconazole 150 it's gone but after 2 days it's converted in balanophosthitis, any medicine pls?

Here are...: Key rx for balanoposthitis 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! And balanoposthitis is involving both head and foreskin. ...Read more

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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the foreskin and ...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?

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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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

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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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What should I do to stop recurring balanitis?

What should I do to stop recurring balanitis?

Balanitis: Improve local hygiene, topical creams such as antifungal with steroids work and sometimes circumcision. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

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. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of balanitis?

What are the most common symptoms of balanitis?

Discomfort: Balanitis causes local penile symptoms such as penile irritation, discomfort, burning, and even pain over time if left untreated. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat balanitis at home?

Not worth the risk: Balanitis is an infection of the penis. If not properly treated, it can lead to serious damage and real problems down the road. This is not something you want to try and treat yourself. Please go see your doc right away. ...Read more

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What are the options if I keep getting balanitis?

What are the options if I keep getting balanitis?

Circumcision or...: Balanitis with or without postitis is an infrequent annoyance in uncircumcised males. Keeping good genital hygiene generally prevents these infections. If the infection recurrs often, circumcision would be next option. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: balanitis?

What is the definition or description of: balanitis?

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. ...Read more

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What are some of the main effects of male having balanitis.?

Balanitis: Balanitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection. In my experience this is experienced as painful or itchy red swollen head of the penis or the area of his circumcision.

One needs in most cases to be on an antibiotic for treating this.

Hope that helps. ...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?

Here are some. ..: Balanitis is just a term saying there is inflammation on glans penis and would not be necessarily contagious. However, if the inflammation is related with yeast or herpes infection, it would be. So, see Urologist for clarifying the concern individually. Best wish. .. ...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'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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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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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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What are the relation between phimosis and balanitis?

Poor hygeine: Phimotic foreskin is tight and either difficult or impossible to retract making penile glans & inner foreskin difficult or impossible to clean. Also smegma (whitish material composed of sloughed skin cells) collects under the foreskin, causes irritation which can lead to inflammation. Inflammation with or without infection of glans penis is balanitis. Smegma does not collect on a circumcised penis. ...Read more

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Is balanitis fatal? Can it kill a man? If the person had it for years

Is balanitis fatal? Can it kill a man? If the person had it for years

Balanitis: Nope. This infection may scar a man but it is not in general life threatening. ...Read more

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The tip of my foreskin (left side) is swollen and hurts, could I have balanitis?

The tip of my foreskin (left side) is swollen and hurts, could I have balanitis?

Balanitis of penis: Balanitis refers to inflammation of the head or tip of the penis. It has many causes, including yeast infection, seborrhea, contact allergic or irritant dermatitis to condoms or spermicides. In uncircumcised men, the foreskin can be involved, especially with yeast infection in diabetics. See a dermatologist or urologist for Balanitis diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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I ain't go in to my exposure but can anyone tell me if balanitis is a symptom of hiv?

I ain't go in to my exposure but can anyone tell me if balanitis is a symptom of hiv?

It is not: Look for some other cause. Depending on your actual physical findings, your physician may recognize possible etiologies and management. You were brave to write, and usually this is easily managed. ...Read more

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I notice I get balanitis when on antibiotics. Am on 12 wks of antibiotics and again getting balanitis. What can I do?

Abstain sexually: For 1 week. Change to vinyl or hypoallergenic condoms. Have sexual partner checked for infection and get checked yourself. ...Read more

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Who is the right person to see in regards to re-occurring balanitis associated with candida to also get a sample test done?

Primary care Dr.: You should get a full work up. With recurrent balanitis, I think about a need to rule out diabetes, as these patients are more prone to this. Have your doctor eval ant treat the balanitis, while also looking into potential reasons why this is recurring. Sexual history will need to be obtained, possibly treatment of sexual partners concurrently. Just get to your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have balanitis (unknown cause) possible epididymitis and prostatitis. Can the cause of all these things be related to each other?

I have balanitis (unknown cause) possible epididymitis and prostatitis. Can the cause of all these things be related to each other?

Yes and no: While prostatitis and epididymitis often have a common bacterial origin due to the anatomic linkage of the two structures from the vas deferens, balanitis is usually caused by a fungal organism. ...Read more

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Where and how does one do the tests needed to find the exact specific organism that is responsible for recurrent chronic balanitis?

Where and how does one do the tests needed to find the exact specific organism that is responsible for recurrent chronic balanitis?

Usually, no need for: In practice, usually, there is no need for culturing "something" from glans penis with balanitis. If the underlying causes - constant moisture ; poor hygiene between glans penis and foreskin - for its occurrence are not modified, such a penis is doomed to recurrent balanitis regardless of how many antibiotics be used, but instead, undiscriminated use of antibiotics will breed more resistant bugs. ...Read more

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I ddnt finish an antibiotic course for balanitis so the situation has recurred so can l continue taking the antibiotics until finished?

Here are some...: Balanitis-inflammation of glans penis-is usually related with tight long foreskin with inadequate hygiene, and its most common effective care includes enhancing topical hygiene with proper cleaning & drying + judicious use of topical anti-fungal + steroid cream gingerly 1-2 times daily for 3-5 days. Yet, the ultimate solution is circumcision. More? Seek evaluation/counseling... ...Read more

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Re-occurring balanitis: what tests can be done to find exactly what possible type of candidiasis this is? What are all the possibilities it could be?

Re-occurring balanitis: what tests can be done to find exactly what possible type of candidiasis this is? What are all the possibilities it could be?

Balanitis: The question isn't really subtyping the fungal organisms as most are sensitive to topical antifungal such as nystatin. The real issue is why you particularly are getting recurring fungal infections. Diabetics, particularly the uncircumcised, tend to get recurring fungal balanoposthitis. Perhaps a circumcision is in order if you are uncircumcised. See your physician for diabetes testing as well. ...Read more

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I have had a balanitis caused by candida this summer, and it seems it comes back all the time, I have had all test done, my only problem was a candida?

I have had a balanitis caused by candida this summer, and it seems it comes back all the time, I have had all test done, my only problem was a candida?

Could be not fungal: balanitis could be caused by skin irritation like eczema and best treated by steroid cream or it could be bacterial and best treated with antibiotic or it could be fungal best treated with anti fungal medication oral or topical or both
if resistant either they treated the problem with the wrong medicine or you might keep getting back from your partner women could have it without symptom treat both ...Read more

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Do I have candidal balanitis or thrush?

Do I have candidal balanitis or thrush?

Very different: Balanitis is swelling that occurs on the glans (end of) your penis and thrush occurs in the mouth. Thrush is always caused by a fungus or yeast, while balanitis may be caused by the same candidal species but not always. In either case treatment is warranted. ...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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What can I do at home to save money and treat balanitis?

What can I do at home to save money and treat balanitis?

Hygiene; dry; air: Keep the head of the penis clean, dry and exposed to air and sunlight. It is a dark, warm, moist environment that promotes yeast and bacterial growth. ...Read more

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Can balanitis kill a man if he doesn't has any major problems like HIV etc.

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Can balanitis kill a man if he doesn't has any major problems like HIV etc.

Usually not at all..: It won't kill as long as it is contained within foreskin and glans penis as what you described. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I have balanitis from if I am not sexually active?

Can you tell me what could I have balanitis from if I am not sexually active?

Here are. ..: It's caused by sweat retention, moisture, warmth, ; the overgrowth of local microorganisms, leading to intertrigo syndrome as that under female breasts, in armpits and groin folds between thighs ; external genitalia of men ; women, notably in those being obese. Similarly, chronic skin inflammation in glans penis in those with redundant foreskin with poor hygiene occurs as balanitis; not sex alone. ...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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Is it safe to have unprotected sex with someone who has Zoon's balanitis? Is it possible for me, a lady, to catch it?

Zoon's balanitis?: Zoon's balanitis, is an autoimmune disease, and in some cases poor higene, the best is to have circumcision. topical hydrocortisone valerate 0.2% cream, and 0.1% tacrolimus ointment.
Compliance is important to avoid recurrence of symptoms.
Sexual transition is unusual. ...Read more

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After treating balanitis will my penis ever look the same? And what is the worst case scenario for long term untreated balanitis?

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. ...Read more