Is your penis feeling a bit angry and red suddenly? This may be due to Balantis, a common inflammation occurring in your genital skin area. There are several causes cited like phimonsis and diabetes, which may result in chronic balantis, considered to be aggravating and extremely painful. Can circumcision help such people?
It is an infection or inflammation arising on the member head or skin on glans. This additional skin flap in uncircumcised men is referred to as foreskin. Those who are circumcised also may contract this ailment.
Causes & symptoms
Balantis may be caused due to various factors, some of which are given below:
- Yeast infection
- Tight foreskin
- Allergic reactions
- Partner transmitted infections such as herpes
- Lax hygiene
- Yellowish, chunky or white discharge released from affected skin or foreskin.
- Aggravated, red rash on member shaft or head or beneath foreskin.
- Burning or itching sensation in reproductive region.
How to diagnose Balantis?
Diagnosed is mostly diagnosed on sight. But on occasions, the specialist might scrap or swab the skin to diagnose the issue. This is either done by viewing skin using microscope or through lab.
Available treatment options
Balantis mostly clears within a week or so. Treatment mostly depends upon the cause. Men who lax hygiene should cleanse the member gently and thoroughly to clear up things within few days. Doctor might prescribe topical medication. Balantis cases evolving from skin bacteria related infections will need thorough cleaning and application of antibiotic cream.
If cause is because of yeast infection, then antifungal cream will need to be applied in the affected region 2-3 times a day regularly for 10 days minimum.
Circumcision & Chronic Balantis
Chronic balantis may be the result of diabetes, phimosis or hygiene issues. One effective treatment option to avail is circumcision, but considered to be a painful one, as per age. Adult circumcision is regarded to be a surgical procedure. Here, the tip of the skin and shaft of the member, in few cases, is removed. Generally, recovery period takes about 4-6 weeks, the time of which you should not practice any sensual activity. Recovery for first week is likely to include pain medications, antibiotics and complete rest. For the initial two weeks, intense exercise should be avoided, so that incisions and stitches can heal properly.
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