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Medicine For Balanitis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Balanitis: Nope. This infection may scar a man but it is not in general life threatening. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have balanitis(unknown cause) possible epididymitis and prostatitis. Can the cause of all these things be related to each other?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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