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Keep getting redness and swelling on foreskin and tip of penis that comes and goes! what could this be? And is it serious?

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In brief: Balanoposthitis

Balanoposthitis is the inflammatory condition you have described.
It can be caused by untreated fungal/monilial infections. Topical anti-fungal creams may help. Circumcision may also be a direct way to eliminate this infection cycle involving the foreskin. Seek an opinion and examination with your urologist to determine the best course of action.

In brief: Balanoposthitis

Balanoposthitis is the inflammatory condition you have described.
It can be caused by untreated fungal/monilial infections. Topical anti-fungal creams may help. Circumcision may also be a direct way to eliminate this infection cycle involving the foreskin. Seek an opinion and examination with your urologist to determine the best course of action.
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