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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?

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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Balanitis (Definition)

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 ...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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Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?

Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?

Circumcision...: While the controversy over circumcision continues and varies over time, its indication is still certain for recurrent local information/infection. So, it is reasonable to proceed with circumcision. ...Read more

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Recurrent balanitis, swab shows candida, 1 month anti fungal +steroid cream little effect, excellent penile hygiene. Why does it not go away for good?

Recurrent balanitis, swab shows candida, 1 month anti fungal +steroid cream little effect, excellent penile hygiene. Why does it not go away for good?

See remark: You may need to try different antifungal cream.It is very unusaul a month long treratment not helping. My remedy besides the cream,is apply or wrap loosely head of penis with gauze ,this gauze should be soaked with solution of 1teaspoon baking powder in 1/2 cup warm water for 15min for 2-3 days ...Read more

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Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment,circumcision,hydrocortisone all failed !? What could be causing it?

Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment,circumcision,hydrocortisone all failed !? What could be causing it?

Psoriasis: Recurrent, chronic balanitis is frequently caused by psoriasis and would often not respond to your treatments you have had. Best diagnosed by a dermatologist, although they have limited availability in the UK ...Read more

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Had jock itch and athletes foot and balantitis now I no these are all candidas but why have I had them all within a year or so ?

Had jock itch and athletes foot and balantitis now I no these are all candidas but why have I had them all within a year or so ?

Odd statement: While someone might have candida as the cause of inflammation in each of these locations, it is not a common cause. I would be concerned for diabetes in such an individual. A variety of skin fungi are much more common for the feet,jock itch regions. Of the 3,balanitis would have candida as a common cause. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more