Balanitis Definition - What Is Balanitis?

What is balanitis?

Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis (glans penis). Acorn is red or some flaky. If the foreskin participate in the inflammation is called balanoposthitis.

Different types of balanitis

-Balanitis is often caused by micro-organisms. The yeast Candida albicans is common, but also all kinds of bacterial infections occur.
-Balanitis plasmacellularis is a fairly common condition in which no pathogen is found.
-Also eczema (both atopic, as irritative contact allergy) may cause balanitis.
-Balanitis circinata is a particular form of expression, which can occur during Reiter's disease or psoriasis.
-Balanitis xerotica obliterans is an older term for lichen sclerosus. The plant produces scar-like areas on the glans and / or foreskin, and allows the skin to tighten.

 If the foreskin participate in the inflammation is called balanoposthitis Balanitis Definition - What Is Balanitis?

Ordinary balanitis

Ordinary balanitis is usually associated with (often spotty) redness on the glans. Sometimes the moisture production is a bit increased. It is often (not always) associated with itching or discomfort. This is caused by an uncontrolled growth of organisms normally found on the skin, especially candida albicans. In circumcised men, the disease much less, because the conditions for these organisms are less favorable.
The symptoms usually caused by too much or too little hygiene. A typical recommendation is 1 to 2 times a day for the skin (carefully) to pull back completely and wash the penis with water. When dryness and / or itching may optionally be lubricated a neutral fat cream. Sometimes it may be necessary to lubricate an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole, miconazole (consult a doctor).

If the balanitis may be considered more often occurs to be carried out a circumcision.

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