Balanitis is the inflammation of the head of the penis.
- Bacterial, viral or fungal infections
- Irritants like detergents, perfumes etc.
- Inadequate personal hygiene
- Over washing or soap use
- Partner suffering from Candida or thrush
- Patchy rash
Treatment depends on the cause. It may include:
- Topical medication
- Oral medication
- Sometimes, circumcision
- Cleaning the penis properly everyday
- Keeping the penis dry
- Avoiding irritants and strong soaps
- Wearing clean underwear