Which medicine is best for balanitis?
Treatment for common yeast-caused balanitis is topical canesten 1% cream (clotrimazole, Lotrimin); recommended treatment time varies from about 2 weeks to 1 month. Lotrisone (combination of betamethasone and clotrimazole) has also been used.
Can balanitis cure yourself?
Treatment for balanitis depends on the cause. A person should see a doctor to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment for their condition. Once a doctor treats the underlying condition, the balanitis should clear on its own.
How can I heal my foreskin faster?
A small cut can be treated with basic first aid for cuts:
- Wash your hands.
- Put a bandage or clean piece of cloth over the cut to stop any bleeding.
- Use clean water to wash out the cut.
- Use an ointment with antibiotics to moisten the area around the cut.
- Use a bandage or gauze dressing with medical tape to cover the cut.
How do you clean balanitis?
If you have balanitis, you should clean your penis daily with lukewarm water and gently dry it.
- don’t use soap, bubble bath, shampoo or any other potential irritant.
- dry gently under the foreskin after peeing.
- try a soap substitute like an emollient, available from a pharmacy.
What cream can I use on my foreskin?
Use a topical steroid cream to help massage and soften the foreskin so that it’s easier to retract. A prescription ointment or cream with 0.05 percent clobetasol propionate (Temovate) is usually recommended for this.
Is my balanitis fungal or bacterial?
Balanitis is the inflammation of the head of the penis. (“Balanos” refers to the glans of the penis and “-itis” typically refers to inflammation.) This inflammation can be caused by a fungal infection, bacterial infection or several other causes. This condition is more prevalent in men who still have their foreskin.
Is salt water good for balanitis?
Balanitis treatment If you have a foreskin, pull it back. A bath in salty water might help. You should avoid soap, hot water and vigorous rubbing, which can make the inflammation worse.
Can urine cause balanitis?
You are more likely to develop a balanitis if you have a phimosis, as sweat, debris and urine may collect under the foreskin. This can irritate directly, or can encourage bacteria to thrive and cause infection.