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Balanitis is a condition leading to swollen foreskin in the penis area. The condition is completely avoidable and needs proper hygiene to prevent the development of bacteria in the area.
Symptoms that occur in balanitis include swelling, pain, redness, soreness of the end of the penis, thick discharge beneath the foreskin and/or difficulty in pulling the foreskin.
Balanitis usually responds well to treatment. Most cases of balanitis respond to appropriate treatment in a few days. There is no permanent cure for balanitis and therefore, repeated episodes can occur.
Balanitis can be diagnosed clinically (i.e. by seeing) and taking history. Testing for balanitis (both in adults and children) is needed only if the symptoms are particularly severe, fail to respond to treatment or you have had repeated episodes of balanitis.
Balanitis is an inflammation or swelling of the glans penis (head of the penis). It can occur at any age and is more common in males, who have not been circumcised.
The treatment of Balanitis depends on what caused it. The causes of Balanitis may be skin irritation, bacterial infection and fungal infection.
Balanitis is not a serious condition. In most cases, it can be prevented by practicing good personal hygiene and avoiding skin irritation.
Balanitis is a common condition and prognosis is good in most cases. Most patients respond well to treatment and complications occur rarely. Most cases of Balanitis can be prevented by practicing good personal hygiene and avoiding skin irritation.
Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis. Consult a doctor if you have one or more symptoms such as redness, soreness of the end of the penis and thick discharge beneath the foreskin.