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Treatments For Balanitis Circinata
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
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
What is the best treatment to ensure complete entire eradication of candida balanitis? Candida confirmed, type unconfirmed.
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
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
Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment, circumcision, hydrocortisone all failed!? What could be causing it?
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
Yes!: To know the cause so that it can be accurately treated. ...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 more
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, 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
Went to urologist for balanitis, it was red but he said it is "inactive balanitis" although it was obviously red, what does this mean?
She has itching&positive Candida. Me suffering balanitis. Both pomade clotrimazol. Now she's starting itraconazol 3-day 200mg. Should I have a monodosis?
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
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
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
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
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