About "Balanitis"

Balanitis is the swelling of the glans (head) of the penis. It is usually caused by infection and poor hygiene, especially in uncircumcised males. Symptoms include redness, swelling, itching, pain and discharge.

Related Terms: Clotrimazole, Fluconazole, Foreskin, Candid B Cream, Circumcision Of Penis, Fungal Infection, Antifungal

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Article Overview: Swelling or inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. And inflammation of the prepuce (foreskin) alone is called posthitis. As the swelling of both the glans penis and foreskin occur together, it is called balanoposthitis.  Read Article »
Dr. K Sneha

What is Balanitis? Swelling or inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. And inflammation of the prepuce (foreskin) alone is called posthitis. As the swelling of both the glans penis and foreskin occur together, it is called balanoposthitis. It is a very common condition that affects 1 i ...  Read Article »
Is balanitis treatable?
Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is...  Read Full »
Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee...  Read Full »
My foreskin is torn and it hurts while masturbating. Is it due to balanitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am perhaps suffering from balanitis. The foreskin is torn at some places and it hurts too much to pull the skin back. Some white substance is accumulating every day under the head of the penis. What to do? To be honest, it hurts while masturbation. So, I have stopped masturbating. B...  Read Full »
Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed balanitis xerotica obliterans. You must clean the prepuce area with water and apply Clotrimazole plus Fusidic acid cream local application twice daily and take tablet Fluconazole 150 mg once a wee...  Read Full »
Why is balanitis not responding to T-Bact and Augmentin 625?
Query: Hello doctor,I have balanitis on the head of my penis, below the foreskin. I am applying T-Bact and taking Augmentin 625 as an oral pill. It has been four days since I have started the medication. It is not going, though itching has reduced somewhat. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Balanitis can be either bacterial, fungal, viral or non-infectious. The most common being fungal. It is difficult to say without seeing your clinical picture. Please attach your clinical picture along with your query so that it is convenient for me to comment on your c...  Read Full »
Suffering from balanitis. Using an anti-fungal cream candid-B. The symptoms start again after I stop using the cream.
Query: Hi, I am suffering from balanitis since last month. I am using an antifungal cream (candid B) to avoid it. Till the time I use antifungal cream all rashes/infection disapper, but once I stop applying the cream all symptoms start again.  Sympoms are: Red skin around head of penis and itchiness aft...  Read Full »
Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor because balanitis has several other causes as well and fungal infection is one of them. Get a fasting and post prandial blood sugar done and please send me a few details: Have you noticed any swellings in your groin area ? Do you ...  Read Full »
Is there any home remedy to treat balanitis and swollen painful vein?
Query: Hi doctor,I have been having some issues with my penis. At first, a month ago I thought I had balanitis and so I used Terrarisil balanitis cream but I have only used a few times and now I see that one of my veins got swollen and it feels like it aches a little. I do not know what to do with both the...  Read Full »
Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know your age, are you sexually active? To me it looks like Mondor disease, a condition in which veins get swollen for which there can be many reasons like penile injury, sexual activity, etc. The condition is treatable. You have to take oral antibiotic an...  Read Full »
How to Cure Candidial Balanitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old male. I have itching on the head of the penis and the foreskin. It started about 3-4 days back. But now it seems that I have symptoms of balanitis. I found white substance under the foreskin. There is also some minor tear which make it difficult for me to move my foresk...  Read Full »
Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is a difference between Candid cream and Candid B cream. This seems like you are having candidial balanitis. Please apply Onabet cream (Sertaconazole) twice daily for a week. Wear loose cotton underpants. Do not wash your foreskin everytime you us...  Read Full »
I have been on balanitis treatment without a positive result. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My doctor told me that I have balanitis. He prescribed Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone cream, Itraconazole capsules (one capsule every day) and Levocetirizine dihydrochloride (one tablet for every night) for 10 days. I have finished all medicines in 10 days. First three days I felt that...  Read Full »
Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The treatment which you are taking is entirely correct. Continue it for another two to three weeks. Undergo a test for diabetes as balanitis is a recurrent problem in a diabetes patient. Also, please attach some photo of the area so that it will be easy to diagnose ...  Read Full »
Can you help with my balanitis irritation?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with balanitis. Can you help with the irritation to go away? I have had it for five months. Currently, I am using steroid cream. I have been given antibiotics and steroid creams like Hydrocortisone, Clotrimazole and Betamethasone, but still the irritation is present....  Read Full »
Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you said you have irritation in penile area. I would like to add few more questions. Is there any tightness of foreskin? Or does it become difficult to retract the foreskin? Did foreskin become whitish? Are you diabetic? Fungal balanitis is the most common type of ...  Read Full »
Please suggest some permanent solution for balanitis.
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28 year old male, and I have been suffering from balanitis for more than two years. I have itching under my foreskin of the penis and very small red bubbles on the penis head. Initially, I had pain in the groins, but now there is no pain. I do not have pain on urination and no flu...  Read Full »
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Balanitis is a common issue in young males. It can be due to multiple factors such as a fungal infection like candida, viral infections, irritant contact dermatitis to soaps, or use of condoms. Panderm (Clobetasol) has already been banned in few countries. It is a mixtu...  Read Full »


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