Balanitis is a disease that can affect men regardless of the age. This is an inflammation of the foreskin of the penis. Sometimes this inflammation can occur on the foreskin as is called balanoposthitis. Now let’s see what are the symptoms of both balanitis and balanoposthitis. The most common symptoms of inflammation are those that occur after the onset of balanitis. Specially, these disease symptoms are swelling, discharge and sores. These symptoms can vary depending on the cause of the infection. Examples include the inability to move the anterior skin, anterior skin cracks, injuries and swelling can cause.There are many causes for these diseases. In particular, these diseases are caused by infectious conditions (bacterial, fungal, virul infections). So these infections can be sexually transmitted. Balanitis can also be caused by herpes or syphilis. They are sexually transmitted diseases. But balanitis is not only sexually transmitted. The disease can be caused by various anaerobic bacteria and fungal infections. The most common cause is candida or candidiasis. This is a fungus. Many people have this candida balanitis.

How can candida balanitis be cause?

Let’s see what are the symptoms of candida balanitis. One of the common symptom of this conditions is the inability to move the foreskin of the penis. And its cracks. Also,

• The main symptoms of balanitis include inflammation and pain in the head of the penis.

• Pain and irritation in the glans.

• Redness or red patches on the penis.

• Swelling

• Sores or lesions on the glans. ( this symptom is rare and appears with a type of balanitis that affects men over age 60.)

There is a something special about this candida balanitis. That is the candida fungus is not a serve enough to infect the penis. This fungus has no ability to defeat the body’s immune system and cause an infection. Even so , owning oneis still beyond the reach of the average person.

Diabetes is a common disease that affects the immune system. Many people who have been infected with the candida fungus have diabetes. Also diabetics are at higher risk of infection candida balanitis. Allergies can also cause balanitis. It can be caused by skin disease such as Lichen Sclerosis. So understand that balanitis can also be caused by above mentioned disease.

Treatments for balanitis

Treatment depend on the cause of the balanitis. There are specific treatments for bacterial and fungal infections. There are medicines as well as creams for this purpose. Treatments often includes antifungal creams, antibiotics, improved personal hygiene and in some cases circumcision. Balanitis can be controlled by using them.Antifungal creams If a yeast infection is causing balanitis, use an antifungal cream. You will need to apply the cream to the head of the penis.

Antifungal creams.

If a yeast infection is causing balanitis, use an antifungal cream. You will need to apply the cream to the head of the penis.


Antibiotics depends on the type of infection. If a sexually transmitted disease is the cause for your symptoms, treat the infection with antibiotics.

Improved hygiene

Qualified doctors recommend that wash and dry under your foreskin often to reduce the risk of balanitis returning.

Diabetes management

If you have a diabetes, you should control your sugar level. Balanitis can be origin of diabetes. This is because is a condition that can cause many other health problems.


If you have a recurring symptoms of balanitis, it is good to do circumcision. It is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon removes the foreskin covering the penis. Doctors recommend this treatment most often for men who have an especially tight foreskin

To prevent balanitis

• Maintaining the purity.
Wash every day. Be sure to pull your foreskin back so you can clean underneath.

• Avoid harsh soaps and detergents.
Try not to use strong soap or lotions. That can irritate your skin.

• Stay dry After urinating, dry the area under the foreskin so urine doesn’t become trapped under the foreskin.

• The part of the head of the penis and anterior skin are very sensitive skin, so it is advisable to use a soft soap for those areas.

• otherwise, rinsing with plain water can prevent skin damage.

The complications associated with balanitis.

■ Balanoposthitis
Signs of this includes itching, irritation and swollen foreskin and glans. Occurs more often in males who have diabetes or a tight foreskin.

■ Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans (BXO)
This also called) Lichen Sclerosus, BXO occurs when skin on the glans hardens and turned white. The hard tissue can make it difficult for urine and semen to flow througb the urethra.

■ Phimosis
Long term inflammation can lead to scarring on the penis, which can cause the foreskin to become constricted.



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