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How is balanitis treated?

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Once you have the condition, you can’t just wash it away. Your doctor will prescribe or recommend treatment to clear up the infection.

Your treatment will depend on what caused the balanitis. The prescription usually comes as a cream or ointment. Your doctor might prescribe:

  • Antibiotics for bacterial balanitis. It comes as a pill or a cream.
  • Antifungal cream if the condition was from candida yeast.
  • Steroid creams can relieve balanitis caused by skin disease.

SOURCES:

American Urological Association: “Plasma Cell Balanitis (Zoon's Balanitis),” “Buried penis in adults - Presentation, Surgical Techniques and Outcome.”

Medscape: “Balanitis.”

Johnsson, K., , 2013. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications

Lisboa, C. , 2009. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Balanitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Urological Association: “Plasma Cell Balanitis (Zoon's Balanitis),” “Buried penis in adults - Presentation, Surgical Techniques and Outcome.”

Medscape: “Balanitis.”

Johnsson, K., , 2013. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications

Lisboa, C. , 2009. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Balanitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

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