Balanoposthitis

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 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 Bhat

General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why are there itching and burning sensation on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching and burning problem on my penis. I cannot lift my foreskin upward. It is painful to upward the foreskin. I think I have acquired a fungal infection. My wife was under treatment of heavy menstruation periods for her menopause phase. She had passed through heavy bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you forward a few pictures of the affected area, if possible? Your concern may be balanoposthitis most probably. Continue Fluconazole 150 mg. Have them weekly once after dinner for four consecutive weeks and for your spouse advise her Fluconazole 150 mg two tablets ...  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. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I have a tear or cut in the foreskin. What should I apply?

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. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send an image and revert back. Without clinical photographs, it is difficult to comment. In 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-term...  Read Full »

I have red and itchy bumps on the tip of my penis. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor,There are red and itchy tiny bumps all over the tip of the penis and inside the foreskin. What could it be? About three weeks ago, I had the same problem, which disappeared on its own, in about three days.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I think you have balanoposthitis. It is mostly due to candidal fungal infection. This is not contagious, and it is not a serious issue. I suggest you try the following:Lulifin (Luliconazole) cream, once daily at bedtime for four consecutive weeks.Hydrocortisone cream, unt...  Read Full »

Rash on the penis for second time. I am scared of penile cancer.

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 mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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