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Describe the features of balanitis.?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain and redness
Balanitis is inflammation of the head of the penis (not the foreskin).
This part of the penis is called the glans. Inflammation of the glans presents with redness, pain, and swelling of the glans. This condition is more frequently seen in uncircumcised diabetics where high sugar levels result in yeast infections. Treatment should focus on better sugar control, sometimes surgery ( circumcision).

In brief: Pain and redness
Balanitis is inflammation of the head of the penis (not the foreskin).
This part of the penis is called the glans. Inflammation of the glans presents with redness, pain, and swelling of the glans. This condition is more frequently seen in uncircumcised diabetics where high sugar levels result in yeast infections. Treatment should focus on better sugar control, sometimes surgery ( circumcision).
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Dr. Andrew McCullough
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Dr. George Klauber
Posthitis is the true term for infmammation of the foreskin, however neith the public nor 90% of physicians know this, hence inflammation of the distal end of penis is generally known as balanitis. Balanitis, in the absence of a foeskin is virtually unknown. Sugar control in children and all the non-diabetics with posthitis will do nothing for their problem. They still need antibacterial therapy!
Dr. James Lin
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Here 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; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene; = more in boys.

In brief: Here 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; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene; = more in boys.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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