Balanitis

What is Balanitis?

Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans (the rounded head) of the penis.

Questions and answers on "Balanitis"

sir,i am suffering from penis problem, doctor who examined me first diagnosed this as balanitis and advised me some antifungal agents.but it didnot respond,later i consulted one more dermatologist he gave me antibiotic anti viral agent,but no use.i met antoher dermatologist he prescribed some steroids.it is a story of one year but problem is not solved.kindly guide me sir

doctor1 MD

Hi and thanks for the query,
It is important to get the proper possible etiology of the balanitis. The commonest cause of failure to treatment could be an inappropriate diagnosis, or poor treatment. It is important to know that some of the treatment could require long durations of treatments,...

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which doctor to go for penis related problems ...i have a white substance coming out of it ..its itchy ,smelly and also the fore skin pains a lot when i try to pull it back .
and if u can refer some medicine also ...
regards

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for the query.

You certainly need to see urologist for these problems.

I would like to know whether the whitish discharge is under the foreskin or it comes out of the penis.

It is most probably seems like Balanitis . Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis commonly seen in...

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Hi. Which is the correct medicine for treatment of balanitis and I am from India.
I am taking High BP control drugs since four years.

doctor1 MD

Hi

Thanks for posting your query
The treatment of balanitis depends on the cause of the balanitis.

If you are diabetic first control diabetes and then treat the cause.

Balanitis that is caused by bacteria may be treated with antibiotic tablets or creams.

Balanitis that occurs with skin diseases...

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Just under two years ago I contracted Chlamydia which then resulted in reactive arthritis. I had the typical symptoms of swollen joints and also circinate balanitis. Within ten months or so all symptoms had ceased with the exception of the balanitis. It is treated successfully with a cortisone cream but I've read that prolonged use can actually make the condition worse. Is a prolonged period of balanitis normal after chlamydia caused reactive arthritis? Are there other more effective meds available. Are there other causes, bacterial or fungal, that might be causing this? Any help is appreciated.

doctor1 MD

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Yes, it is possible that chlamydia cause reactive arthritis.

Reiter’s syndrome characterized by urethritis, arthritis and conjunctivitis triad.

It is an abnormal immune response. The initial illness...

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hello docter. i have a major painful issue, i believe its balanitis with phemosis. its been causing me small splits that get bigger and dont seem to heal quickly. i wana know if theres some over the counter medication that can combat against this infection.

doctor1 MD

Hello friend,
Getting cracks on the prepuce is a constitutional problem and needs a constitutional treatment.
This can best be done through Homoeopathy.
Going for some over the counter medications in the form of antibiotic ointment may give you temporary relief. But it is likely to recur....

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I had a bad case of mono about a year and a half ago. I got oral thrush after that and now have been dealing with balanitis for at least a year. I've been tested for HIV twice, both times negative. I had acute epididymidus as well prior too the mono. I've gone through a multitude of other std tests as well to no avail. I'm starting to go crazy with stress. Please help

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM,

Presence of infections- oral thrush, balanitis, and epididymitis suggests an underlying immunosuppresant state.
Treatment of all these infections requires different anti-microbial treatment.
Is there any discharge from the external genitalia?
If yes, you can get the...

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Played with a penis pump, pumping penis to nine inches--blew some blood vessels. No pain, but penis is spotty with red type rash, looks like blood under the skin. Skin on penis itches, skin dries and then cracks. penis is also swollen; this has gone on for four months

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
balanitis,needs steroid antifungal combination.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

thanks for writing to health care magic.

Itchy dry skin over penis with rash and cracks point towards balanitis..

It can be due to fungal infections,allergies to soap.latex,etc.

Vaginal secretions can also lead...

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Recent questions on  Balanitis

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hi i have had cuts like paper cuts on my foreskin for over a week, and have had it before a few times over the years, they just seem to clear up eventually and leave small scars. I havnt got got swollen or sore penis so its not balanitis just small cuts on foreskin whats the quickest way to get them to heal up as ive just started a relationship?

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Just under two years ago I contracted Chlamydia which then resulted in reactive arthritis. I had the typical symptoms of swollen joints and also circinate balanitis. Within ten months or so all symptoms had ceased with the exception of the balanitis. It is treated successfully with a cortisone cream but I've read that prolonged use can actually make the condition worse. Is a prolonged period of balanitis normal after chlamydia caused reactive arthritis? Are there other more effective meds available. Are there other causes, bacterial or fungal, that might be causing this? Any help is appreciated.

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I am having itching and red blisters on my penis forehead. There is also skin tightening. A doctor suggested me that it is balanitis and prescribed Ebernet ointments . Subsequently the symptoms reoccurred and I was given Fudic ( fusidic acid +...

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Hello i have a question about a red bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple but its been there for a few weeks

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I have a redness around the tip of my penis.

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Hi I think my 14month old has balanitis he has had it before the doctor has said its ring worm but I am certain it's not it's it's not even in rings it's just an all over rash I have checked for memengitis and I know it's not the doctor gave me daktarin can I still use it some sites say I can thanks

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I think I may have balanitis, what are the treatment options. It is the result of poor hygiene rather than contact with thrush. Symptoms inc. splochiness, irritation, small blisters, bad smell, smegma. Should I be thinking steroid creams or antibiotics?

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