The penile disorder of the inflammation on the glans (head of the penis) is called balanitis. The inflammation creates continuous pain, soreness, and swelling of the penis. This becomes a matter of grave concern and embarrassment for the person silently suffering from the problem. The hesitation in discussing such problems related to reproductive health is due to the fear of judgement and becoming a subject of mockery.
Thus, it is necessary for you to know that balanitis is a common penile problem that any man can face at some point in their life. And you must reach out to a specialist doctor to consult about the problem to get fast relief from balanitis.
What causes recurrent Balanitis?
There can be a number of reasons behind frequent and recurrent balanitis. Some of the most common causes of the inflamed glans include:
Inadequate cleaning is one of the major causes of balanitis. It requires a little effort to maintain proper hygiene of the area under the foreskin. If this is not done, there can be an overgrowth of microbes in that area and this can lead to inflammation of both the glans penis and the foreskin.
Using too many harsh soaps
Too much cleansing under the foreskin can also lead to balanitis. Using too much soap or harsh soaps can cause skin irritation and lead to inflammation of the head of the penis.
Sexually transmitted infections
Sexually transmitted infections are another major cause of balanitis. If balanitis keeps on recurring, it is quite possible that it is due to the transmission of yeast or bacterial infections back and forth between you and your partner. Hence, unprotected sex can be one of the possible reasons for recurrent balanitis. (Also Read: How circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV )
Before we get into the medical treatments for balanitis, here are a few tips that will help you manage the symptoms better.
- Clean the penis daily. For cleaning the area under the penis, you can use cotton swabs. Doing so removes the smegma (a sticky substance formed of dead cells and oil).
- Do not use harsh soaps. Harsh soaps irritate the skin of the penis and trigger inflammatory responses. Use only mild soaps and after cleaning, gently dry the area under the foreskin.
- Tea tree oil has great anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. You can mix tea tree oil with coconut oil and apply it on the affected area for alleviating the symptoms. (Also Read: Home Remedies For Balanitis)
- Yoghurt is an amazing probiotic. You can apply yoghurt to your penile region and it will greatly reduce the discomforts of balanitis. And of course, increase the intake of yoghurt in your regular diet.
- Aloe Vera gel produces a soothing effect. Applying aloe vera gel on the foreskin and the glans penis can help relieve the pain and itching.
Although home treatments and remedies are quite effective, they do not eliminate the root cause of balanitis to impart permanent relief. This is why medical consultation becomes necessary. Timely medical treatment can save you from enduring balanitis for a long time. Therefore, it is recommended to get in touch with a doctor as soon as you notice the symptoms of balanitis so that the problem can be resolved permanently.
How can I get rid of recurrent balanitis once and for all?
Usually, balanitis is not a very serious issue and can be treated with the use of topical medications. However, if balanitis occurs more than often, it can be quite painful as well as discomforting.
For permanent relief, your doctor may ask you to undergo circumcision. Circumcision is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes the layer of the foreskin from the penis. This reduces the risk of infections and inflammation majorly and cures the problem of balanitis.
Earlier, circumcision used to be carried out through open surgery. Open circumcision is a very complex procedure and has a significant risk of postoperative complications. But the procedure of circumcision has evolved a lot over the years, and modern procedures like ZSR circumcision and laser circumcision have now come into existence.
The most effective and simplified technique of circumcision
Currently, the best and most advanced procedure for circumcision is laser circumcision. Laser circumcision is a high-precision procedure that uses laser energy to remove the foreskin layer.
No incisions are carried out, no stitches are required and no scars are left behind. The entire procedure does not involve any bleeding and takes about only 15-20 minutes to complete. Laser circumcision is absolutely painless and you won’t feel even slightest pain during the entire procedure. It is performed as a daycare procedure and you can return home on the same day as the surgery.
Since laser circumcision does not require any incisions or stitches, there is no risk of infections or complications after the procedure. The downtime is very short and the recovery is quick. You can go back to your routine life in less than a week.
The modern laser circumcision procedure is available at Pristyn Care. We have a team of highly experienced doctors and surgeons. All the surgeries offered by Pristyn Care are USFDA approved, and are thus 100% safe and reliable.
Although balanitis is not very serious initially, it can turn severe over time and disrupt your daily life activities. Therefore, it is better to seek medical advice and freely discuss the problem with the doctor, so that any unpleasant conditions can be avoided.
So, no need to endure the pain and embarrassment of balanitis. Book your online appointment with a Pristyn Care specialist and say goodbye to your days of discomfort.
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