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Balanitis

 

Balanitis is the inflammation of the head of the penis.

Causes

  • Bacterial, viral or fungal infections
  • Irritants like detergents, perfumes etc.
  • Inadequate personal hygiene
  • Over washing or soap use
  • Diabetes
  • Partner suffering from Candida or thrush

Symptoms

  • Patchy rash
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Soreness
  • Discharge

Treatment
Treatment depends on the cause. It may include:

  • Topical medication
  • Oral medication
  • Sometimes, circumcision

Prevention 

  • Cleaning the penis properly everyday
  • Keeping the penis dry
  • Avoiding irritants and strong soaps
  • Wearing clean underwear