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What are the options if I keep getting balanitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. George Klauber
I agree however phimosis (tight foreskin), if present, makes retraction difficult and often is root cause for recurrent balanitis. Consult with a urologist if phimosis is present and consider either circumcision or preputioplasty. (Small vertical incision through tight are of foreskin which is sutured transversely - called by some "foreskin preserving circumcision)
Dr. James Lin
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Here are...

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.

In brief: Here are...

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.
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