What is Balanitis?
Balanitis is inflammation impacting the glans, which is also known as the penis's head. Some microbial infections most often precipitate this condition. Usually, bacteria is the most common offender. However, candida, which is a yeast infection, might also be the culprit. Additionally, allergic reactions can elicit the problem. The physical manifestations of balanitis include redness, itching, swelling, and pain around the glans.
How Long does Balanitis last?
Several factors play into how long the condition will linger. Arguably, the most critical issue is the specific underlying condition. Other key considerations include the said malady's severity and how severe the associated balanitis is. That said, on average, the ailment usually responds to treatment in durations ranging from a few days to as long as two weeks.
How to Cure Balanitis?
Arguably, the most direct cure or preventative measure is circumcision. Typically, the disease has a significant impact on the foreskin, and removing said component dramatically reduces one's chances of contracting it.
How to Get Rid of Balanitis?
The specific kind of treatment used to address balanitis will depend upon the exact precipitating condition and the severity of the associated physical manifestations.
How to Treat Balanitis?
Besides maintaining proper hygiene and avoiding possible irritants like perfumes or other potential allergens, there are topical ointments that can be used to help you get relief from balanitis.
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