WHAT IS BALANITIS?
The head of the penis is known as the glans. Inflammation of the glans is termed 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 severe. Patients with phimosis are at increased risk of developing balanitis.
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, including Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans (BXO).
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: Other causes of balanitis include malignancy, poor hygiene, and trauma.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BALANITIS?
There are three main types of balanitis:
- Zoon’s balanitis: which is the most common
- circinate balanitis: relates to reactive arthritis, and
- pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis: which leads to wart-like growths
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
- The 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 OF 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 the following:
- Penile opening scar
- Pain and difficulty in urination
- Constricting phimosis
- Urethral strictures
- Vesicoureteral reflux
BALANITIS TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA? HOW IS BALANITIS 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?
When done by experts, Ayurvedic treatment provides an effective cure for 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. Then, 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 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 that 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 experience in 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. For example, 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 standard dose, have specific side effects. For example, suppose clotrimazole is applied more than the prescribed quantity. In that case, 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. However, your balanitis will reappear once you stop taking Antibiotics or Antifungal drugs and stop applying creams containing clotrimazole.
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 three times. One reason for increased risk is fluid accumulation in the foreskin due to balanitis.
IS BALANITIS CONTAGIOUS?
Balanitis is not contagious, but the virus, fungi, and bacteria causing it is contagious. In addition, the organisms causing sexually transmitted diseases are also infectious. However, balanitis, which is caused due to underlying medical conditions such as psoriasis or due to drug allergy, is not contagious.
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 conditions, such as Zoon’s balanitis, may go into remission. However, Zoon’s balanitis lasts for many years.
IS BALANITIS FUNGAL OR BACTERIAL?
Balanitis may be caused due to fungal infection caused by candida or a 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. First, 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 specific side effects, such as diarrhoea.
Suppose you need to know what we mean here, no problem. Let us tell you in simple language.
Too many Antibiotic medicines, Antifungal medicines and steroidal creams have severely damaging effects on your sex life.
It can cause Erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, Low sperm count etc. And when applying too many steroidal creams on your penis will eventually lead to permanent skin thinning, ultimately causing your foreskin and glans penis to get damaged very easily. Over 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 into your diet. It gives comfort 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 disease is caused by the intrusion of plasma cells into the dermal layers. The situation 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. We can fix your balanitis just like several patients having chronic balanitis. Patients before consulting us have tried several doctors, consumed various medicines like Antibiotics for bacterial balanitis, Antifungals and applied numerous creams for balanitis.
CAN SOMEONE WHO GOT CIRCUMCISED HAVE BALANITIS AGAIN?
Yes, circumcised people can again have balanitis. This affects the head and glans of the penis. But, again, the chances are somewhat low but not as common as you think. While those with a circumcised penis have a 68% lower prevalence of balanitis, they still may contract certain forms of the condition, like circinate balanitis (a type of reactive arthritis) or balanitis relating to herpes. But why deprive you and your partner of the pleasure received by your precious foreskin? Your balanitis can be treated. All you have to do is to consult us online. Rest, let us see how we can not only help you with your balanitis but, at the same time, save your precious foreskin too.
Please consult us online if you have been experiencing symptoms like balanitis infection, penis rashes, itching, or general pain in your groin area.
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 a foul smell.
- Feel uncomfortable with irritation on the glans penis.
- Have any other symptoms which may concern you