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Balanitis is a condition that causes the head of the penis to swell, which can be uncomfortable. There are a number of possible causes, so a quick, discreet chat with one of our doctors is the best way to make sure you get the correct treatment, fast.

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What is Balanitis?

Balanitis is a condition that causes the head of the penis (also known as the glans) to become inflamed. It can affect men of any age, although it’s thought to be especially common among boys under five.

There are a number of possible causes for balanitis and some of them can lead to more serious health issues, so it’s important to see a doctor about it.

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or your child, our doctors can discuss the causes and treatment of balanitis discreetly at a time and place to suit you.

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Balanitis Symptoms

The main symptom of balanitis is swelling at the head of the penis. This can make it difficult to retract the foreskin, a condition known as phimosis. The affected area can feel sore or itchy.

Other symptoms can include:

  • A rash
  • Ulcers
  • An unpleasant, strong-smelling discharge under the foreskin
  • Pain when urinating

Not all of these symptoms are exclusive to balanitis, which means your problem could be something else. That’s why it’s so important to discuss your symptoms with a doctor.

This is the best way to rule out anything more serious, get effective treatment and find out how to stop balanitis from happening again.

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As there are so many possible causes for the symptoms associated with balanitis, an accurate diagnosis is an important first step.

Our doctors can provide this quickly and discreetly and you can chat to them from the comfort of your own home.

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Treatment Options

With so many possible causes, your balanitis treatment will depend on the diagnosis your doctor provides.

Some causes are easier to deal with than others. If hygiene is the cause, then changing your habits may be enough to stop balanitis returning.

In other cases, our doctors can prescribe the appropriate medication, such as:

  • Antifungal medication
  • Antibiotics
  • Ointments to treat irritated skin

If the doctor thinks an STI might be to blame, they may refer you for further tests.

Whatever the reason for your balanitis, you can be sure that our doctors will provide discreet, effective treatment at the push of a button.

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What Causes Balanitis?

There are lots of potential reasons for balanitis, including:

  • Not washing your penis often enough
  • Scrubbing too hard during washing
  • Skin irritation caused by your chosen soap or shower gel
  • A sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  • An allergic reaction to latex contraceptive products
  • A fungal infection
  • A bacterial infection
  • A reaction to antibiotics you’re taking

Balanitis may also be more likely if you have one of the following conditions:

  • A skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis
  • Diabetes

In some cases, there is no obvious cause and a doctor will diagnose you with nonspecific balanitis.

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