Treatment for Balanitis

The treatments for Balanitis depend on the underlying cause.

  • In case balanitis has occurred due to an allergic reaction or due to contact with an irritant, your doctor may recommend a mild steroid cream to reduce the swelling. Antibiotic or anti-fungal medications may also be helpful. It is important to avoid using harsh soap and prevent exposure to irritants while on treatment.
  • In case of a yeast infection, your doctor may prescribe an anti-fungal cream. During treatment, it is important to abstain from sex or use a condom to prevent spread of the infection.
  • For bacterial infections, antibiotic treatment is effective in alleviating the symptoms by destroying the bacteria.
  • In case of phimosis, balanitis may be recurring. In such cases, circumcision may be recommended.

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