24 Jun Balanitis, Zoon Balanitis: Natural Home and Ayurvedic Treatment
WHAT IS BALANITIS?
The Head of the penis is known as glans. Inflammation of the glans is termed as balanitis. Balanitis may be caused due to various reasons. One of the most common reasons is infection. Infection may be viral, fungal, or bacterial. Although the patient feels pain and experiences discomfort, the condition is not serious. Patients with phimosis are at increased risk of developing balanitis.
HOW IS BALANITIS CAUSED?
Balanitis is caused because of various reasons:
Infections: Infections are one of the most common causes of balanitis. Because of the presence of moisture, there is a high risk of fungal infection. Bacterial and viral infections also lead to balanitis. The sexually transmitted disease also plays a role in balanitis development.
Skin conditions: Various skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis may cause balanitis.
Chemical irritants: Various chemical irritants used in condoms and spermicidal creams also lead to balanitis.
Drug allergy: Allergy from tetracycline and sulfonamide may cause balanitis.
Miscellaneous: Various other causes of balanitis include malignancy, poor hygiene, and trauma.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BALANITIS? WHAT DOES BALANITIS LOOK LIKE?
Patients suffering from balanitis experience various symptoms. Some of the symptoms are non-exclusive and may also be due to Sexually Transmitted Diseases or thrush. The symptoms experienced are:
- Redness surrounding glans.
- Painful urination
- Burning sensation on the affected area
- Tight foreskin which is unable to retract
- White or yellow discharge from under the foreskin
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR BALANITIS?
Following are some of the risk factors for balanitis:
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Poor hygiene
- Poorly controlled diabetes
- Congestive heart failure and nephrosis
- Reactive arthritis
- Allergy to chemicals
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS FOR BALANITIS? WHAT HAPPENS IF BALANITIS IS NOT TREATED OR NOT TREATED PROPERLY?
Balanitis if not treated may lead to certain complications. These complications may include:
- Penile opening scar
- Pain and difficulty in urination
- Constricting phimosis
- Urethral strictures
- Vesicoureteral reflux
BALANITIS TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA? HOW BALANITIS IS TREATED THROUGH AYURVEDIC MEDICINES?
The treatment of balanitis is available in the alternative system of medicine. Ayurveda effectively diagnoses the condition along with its cause. Treatment is done based on the cause of the disease. The treatment through Ayurveda follows the integrative approach. According to Ayurveda, Pitta and Kapha doshas are the reasons behind balanitis. Various herbal drugs and other therapies are used to cure and prevent the recurrence of balanitis.
WHO ARE THE BEST AYURVEDIC DOCTORS FOR BALANITIS TREATMENT IN DELHI?
Ayurvedic treatment, when done by experts, provides an effective cure from balanitis with no side-effects. Dr. Kanu Rajput and Dr. Manu Rajput are the best doctors for treating balanitis through ayurvedic principles. Both doctors listen to patients with great patience and precisely diagnose the condition. Based on the cause of balanitis, customized treatment is provided.
DOES BALANITIS GO AWAY WITHOUT TREATMENT? CAN BALANITIS CURE ITSELF?
There are various causes of balanitis. Some require treatment while others do not. For instance, if balanitis is because of infection or due to any sexually transmitted disease or any other skin disease, it may require treatment. In cases when balanitis is caused due to drug allergy or due to irritant chemicals, stopping their use may help cure balanitis.
WHAT ARE VARIOUS WAYS FOR BALANITIS HOME TREATMENT? HOW CAN I TREAT BALANITIS AT HOME? HOW I CURE MY BALANITIS?
Following are some of the home remedies that may help to relieve the symptoms or cure balanitis:
- Take proper hygiene of the penis and glans penis.
- Avoid any irritant chemicals.
- Stop using drugs which may cause balanitis.
- Avoid bubble baths.
- The foreskin should be dried after urination.
- Emollient may be preferred over soap.
WHO ARE THE FAMOUS BALANITIS DOCTORS IN INDIA?
The doctor for balanitis should have the experience of managing balanitis. He should diagnose the condition accurately. He should also be capable of determining the cause of balanitis. Effective treatment for balanitis depends upon many factors like correct diagnosis. The doctor treating balanitis must understand and know the causative factor. The Sexologist doctor should know if the balanitis is caused due to Fungal infection (Candidiasis- Which causes Candidal Balanitis or Candidal Balanoposthitis) or Bacterial Infection.
He should have expertise in providing treatment that does not have any side effects. The treatment should also prevent the recurrence of the condition. The treatment should be potent i.e. it should give results in less time.
WHAT STD CAUSES BALANITIS?
Various Sexually Transmitted infections are responsible for causing balanitis. These include:
- Chlamydia infection
- Herpes Simplex Infection
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU USE TOO MUCH CLOTRIMAZOLE?
The drugs used in the modern system of medicine, even in a normal dose, have certain side effects. If clotrimazole is applied in more than prescribed quantity, the patient may experience side effects such as irritation or redness. Candid B is a steroidal cream that contains clotrimazole and beclomethasone. Such allopathic medicines will cure your balanitis temporarily. Once you stop taking Antibiotics or Antifungal medicines, and stop applying creams that contain clotrimazole etc., your balanitis will reappear.
CAN BALANITIS LEAD TO CANCER? CAN BALANITIS CAUSE CANCER?
Although not everyone with balanitis may get penile cancer balanitis increases the risk of penile cancer by approximately 3 times. One reason for increased risk is the accumulation of fluid in the foreskin due to balanitis.
IS BALANITIS CONTAGIOUS?
Balanitis itself is not contagious but the virus, fungi, and bacteria causing balanitis are contagious. The organisms causing sexually transmitted diseases are also contagious. However, balanitis which is caused due to underlying medical conditions such as psoriasis or due to drug allergy is not contagious.
To prevent the STDs from spreading, take effective treatment from Dr. Manu Rajput and Dr. Kanu Rajput, who are also best ayurvedic doctors for STD Treatment in Delhi.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BALANITIS TO HEAL? CAN BALANITIS LAST FOR YEARS?
There are various types of balanitis. While some form gets cured within three to five days after treatment, some forms such as Zoon’s balanitis may just go into the remission. Zoon’s balanitis lasts for many years.
IS BALANITIS FUNGAL OR BACTERIAL?
Balanitis may be caused due to fungal infection caused by candida or bacterial infection caused due to chlamydia and other species.
CAN I USE VASELINE FOR BALANITIS?
Keeping the skin clean and dry is a prerequisite for treating balanitis. However, the patient may apply Vaseline. This may help the genital skin to heal.
CAN AMOXICILLIN TREAT BALANITIS?
If balanitis is caused because of bacterial infection, amoxicillin may treat balanitis. However, the drug should not be taken without consulting the doctor. Amoxicillin has certain side effects such as diarrhea.
If you don’t know what we mean here then also no problem. Let us tell you in simple language.
Too much of Antibiotic medicines, Antifungal medicines and in fact steroidal creams have severe damaging effects on your sex life.
It can cause you Erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, Low sperm count etc. And when you apply too much of steroidal creams on your penis, it will eventually lead to permanent skin thinning ultimately causing your foreskin and glans penis to get damaged very easily. Over the period of time this may cause you to ejaculate early, i.e. Premature Ejaculation.
WHAT ARE BALANITIS HOME TREATMENT? WHAT ARE NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR BALANITIS?
If balanitis is mild and poses no serious problem to the patients, natural remedies may help to manage the condition. Balanitis home treatment may include:
- Apply Aloe Vera gel which provides relief from irritated skin.
- Manage your diet: Incorporate cayenne pepper and ginger in your diet. It provides relief from pain and inflammation.
- Apply virgin coconut oil twice a day on the inflamed skin.
WHAT IS ZOON’S BALANITIS?
Zoon’s balanitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the glans penis. The condition is caused because of the intrusion of plasma cells into the dermal layers. The condition relates to penile dermatoses. The cause of Zoon’s balanitis is not known. It is diagnosed through the examination of tissues that are affected.
IS BALANITIS A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE?
Balanitis is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. The disease per se is not transmitted from one person to another. However, it may be caused due to sexually transmitted infections.
IS BALANITIS HARMFUL? IS BALANITIS SERIOUS?
In mild cases, balanitis is not harmful. It may cause pain or discomfort in the patients. However, in severe form and if left untreated, it may result in complications such as difficult and painful urination, urethral strictures, and constricting phimosis.
WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY TO CURE BALANITIS?
The fastest way to cure balanitis is to consult the best ayurvedic doctor in Delhi for balanitis. It is needless to say that we can cure your balanitis just like several patients having chronic balanitis. Patients before consulting us have tried several doctors, consumed various medicines like Antibiotics, Antifungals and applied numerous creams for balanitis.
WHEN TO CONTACT US FOR BALANITIS?
You should contact if you:
- Have redness and inflammation on the glans penis.
- Have a yellow or white discharge with the foul smell.
- Feel uncomfortable with irritation on the glans penis.
- Have any other symptom which may concern you.