Balanitis treatment

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya, MBBS, MS 

Balanitis: What Is It?

Belanitis is a painful and flaming condition that affects the penile head. The tip of your penis and the loose flap of skin that covers it can make you uneasy because they are among the most delicate parts. It is treatable and frequently simple to avoid.

Balanitis can strike anyone at any age. You're not likely to acquire it if you were circumcised. However, you should give your penis head special attention if you still have your foreskin.

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What kinds of balanitis are there?

Balanitis is typically brought on by an infection (fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic). There are additionally several non-contagious forms, such as:

Balanitis is closely related to the following two conditions

Additionally, there is a connection between some types of balanitis and precancerous or cancerous diseases, including:

Symptoms

There are several symptoms that you could face if you acquire balanitis. Balanitis may be indicated by foreskin swelling and redness.

Additional typical balanitis signs include:

Additionally, you can feel discomfort while peeing and notice white, glossy skin on your penis.

Reasons

Additionally, if you are overweight or suffer from a medical condition like heart, liver, or renal illness, which causes your body to retain water, you are more prone to contract the infection.

Risk Elements

For balanitis or balanitis infection, there are several established risk factors.

Risk elements for balanitis:

Diagnosis

Your doctor will conduct a standard physical examination and review your health and family history. Your doctor will probably identify balanitis based on palpable physical symptoms during the examination. Your doctor may do a balanitis test to confirm a balanitis diagnosis, depending on your symptoms and your type of balanitis.

Balanitis test types:

What are the balanitis treatments?

The cause of balanitis will determine the course of treatment. Treatments may consist of:

Balanoposthitis treatment

Non-surgical

Each person with balanoposthitis displays a particular set of symptoms. The extent of the treatment for this condition depends on how serious it is. Non-surgical treatments are generally effective, especially when the condition is in its early stages. Following that, the following are some common non-surgical treatments for balanoposthitis:

Surgical

Surgery is necessary in cases of Balanoposthitis that are chronic or recurring. For the treatment of balanoposthitis and other common disorders such as balanitis, phimosis, paraphimosis, and foreskin infections, circumcision is a popular surgical operation. The three most common procedures for performing circumcision include using a laser, a stapler, and an open procedure in which the foreskin covering the penile (glans) head is removed. The following techniques are typically used for this surgery:

Prevention

Other beneficial routines to follow:

Balanitis consequences can be reduced with early evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Complications

Common side effects of balanitis and infection with balanitis include:

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Conclusion

Inflammation of the penis head is known as balanitis, and it is often brought on by bad hygiene and an uncircumcised penis. Cleaning daily and staying away from harsh chemicals can help someone avoid the ailment. When making a diagnosis, a physician will probably look for any underlying diseases and treat them to hasten the healing of the balanitis.