Balanitis - an inflammation of the glans penis, usually accompanied by inflammation of the foreskin, which is called post.
The combination of inflammation in the penis and the foreskin is called balanoposthitis. The cause is usually an accumulation of balanoposthitis in prepuntsialnom bag contents - smegma. Microorganisms can easily penetrate into the smegma and multiply there, and then causing inflammation of the glans penis and foreskin. This disease usually occurs in people without giving the value of a toilet or genitals in men who have phimosis (narrowing of the foreskin). Occasionally, balanoposthitis occurs in diabetic patients, and very rarely, an allergic balanoposthitis.
Appears balanoposthitis redness glans penis, swelling head, purulent prepuntsialnogo bag with an unpleasant odor. Itching and burning sensation in the head. There are unpleasant sensations in the head and opening during intercourse. Usually balanoposthitis are well treated, but if left untreated, the disease progresses. Appears pitting head, redness and swelling increase, eventually it may be purulent lesion and gangrene of the penis. At low intensity there is a long process of phimosis or paraphimosis.
Treatment of balanitis, balanoposthitis. In mild disease is sometimes quite regular thorough toilet glans with warm soapy water and hydrogen peroxide. Assign baths with potassium permanganate or furacillin. In a more severe course of the process prescribed antibiotics. When phimosis or paraphimosis arisen conduct restraining ring cut the foreskin. After the acute process subsided, if the cause of it was phimosis, surgical treatment is carried out. Foreskin excised in a circle, the so-called cut-off operation. Results of treatment is usually good. To prevent recurrent infections, the patient should shower daily.