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Balanitis

Balanitis (/bæləˈnaɪtɪs/; from Greek: βάλανος balanos "acorn") is inflammation of the glans penis. When the foreskin is also affected, it is termed balanoposthitis.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with balanitis, 73% report having penis redness, 53% report having penis pain, and 47% report having diaper rash. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of balanitis are penis redness, penis pain, diaper rash, and penile discharge, although you may still have balanitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with balanitis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), urinalysis, excision, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), rectal examination, prostate specific antigen measurement, prophylactic vaccinations and inoculations and culture wound .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with balanitis include nystatin topical product, clotrimazole topical, fluconazole (diflucan), bacitracin (septa), mupirocin topical, ketoconazole, econazole topical, miconazole topical product, betamethasone-clotrimazole topical, carbinoxamine / phenylephrine, clove, nystatin and clocortolone topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for balanitis include race/ethnicity = other, race/ethnicity = hispanic, sex == male, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
5.8x
1-4 years
6.1x
5-14 years
1.4x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
2.0x
Female
0.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
2.2x
White
0.7x
Other
1.6x
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