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I think I may have balanitis I would like to

Patient: I think I may have balanitis. I would like to know if I need any treatment.

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Certainly, yes. You need to take treatment of balanitis, it is usually balanoposthitis.The effective treatment is as follows:Clean the area with plain water 2 to 4 times a day and keep it dry with a pure cotton cloth or a dryer.you may apply liquid Povidone Iodine locally or a Metronidazole cream- nothing else at all. We have seen no results with any other solution, cream or ointment. So do not try anything else; if you are using any, please stop it.A course of antibiotic ( you are already under a good antibiotic) and metronidazole orally for 5 to 7 days and a single dose of oral anti-fungal tablet should help you to get a cure.Please get your Blood Sugar checked.If you are sexually active, your partner too needs to take the same treatment.I hope this answer helps you to get a proper solution.Wishing you an early and complete recovery.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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