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What causes balanitis?

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In brief: BALANITIS

Yeast or bacteria often sparked by high blood and urine sugar levels.

In brief: BALANITIS

Yeast or bacteria often sparked by high blood and urine sugar levels.
Dr. Robert Bennett
Dr. Robert Bennett
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. Kevin Gardner
Family Medicine

In brief: Balanitis

Usually an infection of the foreskin, most commonly candida (or yeast).
Other organisms can cause this as well, but sometimes the foreskin just becomes inflammed. Usually treatment consists of treating the infection. Sometimes, if the condition is bad enough, surgery is required.

In brief: Balanitis

Usually an infection of the foreskin, most commonly candida (or yeast).
Other organisms can cause this as well, but sometimes the foreskin just becomes inflammed. Usually treatment consists of treating the infection. Sometimes, if the condition is bad enough, surgery is required.
Dr. Kevin Gardner
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