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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Balanitis Circinata

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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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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the foreskin and ...Read more


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Treatment of balanitis?

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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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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Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Balantitis: Aaron, that should not be too harsh. I would avoid getting inside the opening of the urethra. If it does not start working in 2-3 days, I would con side seeing my doctor for some oral medication. Make sure you keep things as clean and dry as you can. Also make sure your partner has been treated. ...Read more

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16 yr old male, uncircumcised, balanitis fr 3month, treatment not effective, post-void incontinence, Parasthesia in testicles, spraying urine. What is it?

16 yr old male, uncircumcised, balanitis fr 3month, treatment not effective, post-void incontinence, Parasthesia in testicles, spraying urine. What is it?

Needs examination: The symptoms you describe would require an examination urgently. Either an emergency room or urologist if available. ...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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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 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'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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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 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

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Went to urologist for balanitis, it was red but he said it is "inactive balanitis" although it was obviously red, what does this mean?

Went to urologist for balanitis, it was red but he said it is "inactive balanitis" although it was obviously red, what does this mean?

Balanitis: It is possible that the active condition responsible for the inflammation had resolved but the redness was a result of that inflammation and had not yet receded. If the doctor was not clear, call and chat with them. They can clarify what they meant. ...Read more