2 doctors weighed in:

Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Yes, it can be but..

Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still 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.

In brief: Yes, it can be but..

Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still 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.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
Thank
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Internal Medicine

In brief: LOPROX (ciclopirox) AND BALANITIS

Loprox (ciclopirox) can be effective to treat balanitis if the problem is due to fungal infection.
You need to get a culture before you should use this medication.

In brief: LOPROX (ciclopirox) AND BALANITIS

Loprox (ciclopirox) can be effective to treat balanitis if the problem is due to fungal infection.
You need to get a culture before you should use this medication.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Thank
Read more answers from doctors