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What is candidal balanitis and how to prevent it

About


A common condition of inflammation on the head of the penis or on glans.


Approximately 35% of the balanitis is the Common. C. albicans balanitis. [1]


-It is affecting approx, 1 in every 25 boys and 1 in 30 uncircumcised males.
-Women can also get balanitis
-Another medical term: Candida balanoposthitis
-Not usually sexually transmitted
-Can be easily treated


It is a yeast infection that makes the head of the penis and glans uncomfortable, irritation and sometimes painful. People with an uncircumcised penis, antibiotic use, corticosteroid use, immunocompromised, diabetes are more affected.


Age and condition affected: Boys under 4 year and uncircumcised are more prone to it


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include redness, soreness or irritation of the glans or head of penis. Very less some people may experience a foul-smelling, subpreputial discharge or pain. Requires a medical diagnosis.


People may experience:
Pain: can occur during urination
Also common: swelling redness, discharge from the penis, tenderness, itching, or


Treatment


Self-care: Try to make habit of making private parts clean. Cleaning should be done by under foreskin with warm water and using mild soap. Always keep the area dry.



Medication: Use of over-the-counter antifungal creams, such as clotrimazole or miconazole can give relief. During the course of treatment, the patient should abstain from sex or use protection.



Specialists: People should not delay the treatment and should visit the primary care provider (pcp) or urologists. We at mfine, are always ready to help you with our modern AI system by providing the best treatment.

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