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Balanoposthitis or balanitis is a term used to describe the inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis. It can occur in case of poor maintenance of personal hygiene, infection, immunocompromised states or over cleaning with drying soaps.

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I have white patches on the skin under my foreskin. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have white patches on the skin under my foreskin.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for contacting us. I read your query and understand your concerns. As per the available details in the form of a query and attached picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems that you are suffering from balanoposthitis. This i...  Read Full »

I have swelling in foreskin with itching and pain during sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, student. Recently, during a sexual intercourse I felt an acute pain after which I suddenly stopped. The next day I had swelling all around my penis. It seems like the foreskin has swollen. I was a bit worried so I visited the GP here who advised me to take anti-bact...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The foreskin of your glans is edematous and little inflammatory (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition may be due to vigorous sexual activity against the dry vagina or may be due to local infection. Possibility of balanoposthitis. So you may...  Read Full »

I am having an infection with pain and discomfort near my penis head since yesterday. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an infection near the head of my penis since yesterday. I am maintaining good hygiene, but I am experiencing slight pain and discomfort. I have had this same issue about 4-5 years back. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. To better assist you, could you kindly provide some additional information: Do you have a history of diabetes or hypertension? Have you undergone any previous surgeries? When did you first notice this issue? Are yo...  Read Full »

How to cure allergy in head of penis and inner skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some allergy on the head of my penis and inner skin of my penis. My inner skin of penis is always red and I have this problem for a long time. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your description, it can be balanitis but to rule out herpes genitalis please send a good quality image and revert back. Is it associated with itching or burning sensation or pain? If sexually active does your partner suffer from a similar complaint?  Read Full »

I have inflamed EUM, balanoposthitis, and mild discharge. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the penis, yesterday I went with a urologist, and he did a physical examination in the external genitalia after which he found inflamed EUM, the frenulum is short and tight, balanoposthitis, and mild discharge. Please suggest what I should do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it is clear that you have inflammation of foreskin and glans penis, which is called balanoposthitis in medical parlance. Usually, this does not occur in normal persons, if one can keep the undersurface of foreskin clean once a day. However, cle...  Read Full »

I have itchy white spot on my penis head with a rough skin after erection. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have these itchy white spot on my penis head and also a rough skin after erected. The white spot will be better after applying Clotrimazole ointment, but I can still see some bumps under the skin.  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your concern is balanoposthitis. It is a candidal fungal infection which causes secondary irritation and redness. Start using Lulifin cream (Luliconazole) once daily bedtime for 30 consecutive days. Apply Efficort (Hydrocortisone) 0.127 % cream once daily during daytime...  Read Full »

I have rashes on my penis a second time. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, For the second time I have suffered a rash on the glans of my penis in this year. This time the rash was more intense in color. There has never been any itching or pain associated with this rash. But, just a scary looking color. I was tested for all STD and STI infections before a month ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, do not worry as you do not have penile cancer. This is a recurrent attack of balanoposthitis. You should get tested for diabetes. For tight foreskin, you need circumcision. Also, if you are using a condom or any jelly during intercourse, then that might be...  Read Full »

I have allergic symptoms on the penis. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male having allergy on the head part of my penis and the inner skin of my penis. I had consulted a local doctor. The doctors said it was just an allergy and gave me some tablets and ointments. But it is not resolving. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You have balanitis or balanoposthitis. The predisposing factors for your condition include poor hygiene and overwashing, use of over-the-counter medications, and nonretraction of the foreskin. The ailment can a...  Read Full »

What should I apply for the tear or a cut in my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have balanitis. I do have a tight foreskin. I usually have a tear or cut in the foreskin. If I apply Tenovate GN, it goes, but comes again. It is slightly less if I apply a moisturizing cream. I am a diabetic (with medicine PP is 160 to 180). I also had HSV type 1 on genitals al...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly send an image and revert back. Without clinical photographs, it is difficult to comment. In the case of a diabetic individual, balanoposthitis is very common. You should not apply Tenovate GN cream (Clobetasol and Neomycin) as it contains a steroid and long-ter...  Read Full »

Why are there rash and white layers on the head of the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old male. I have a rash and a white layer formation on my head of the penis. It is itchy. I always have this problem for at least a month. I need a permanent solution to get cured. Is this related to any HIV issue? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition is called Balanoposthitis, in which there is inflammation of glans (penis tip) and foreskin. Most often, it is caused by candida (fungus). It is contagious, and it spread...  Read Full »

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