Inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis and sometimes the foreskin as well. It is usually associated with an unretractable foreskin of an uncircumcised male.

What are the frequent signs and symptoms of Balanitis?

  • Pain, redness, itching and swelling of the head of the penis.
  • Inflammation of the foreskin.
  • Ulceration of the penis.
  • Enlarged lymph glands in the groin.
  • Chills and fever (rare).
  • Discharge from the penis (rare).
  • Burning on urination (rare).

What are the causes of Balanitis?

  • Infection from bacteria (Borrelia vincentii, streptococci) or fungus (Candida albicans).
  • Allergy to chemicals in clothing, contraceptive cream, and condom latex.
  • Reaction to certain medications.
  • Tight foreskin.

What are the risks with which Balanitis may increase?                                             

  • Trauma or minor injury to the foreskin and penis.
  • Presence of foreskin.
  • Diabetese Mellitus
  • Sexual partner affected by candidal vaginitis.

 Preventive measures  for treatment of Balanitis :-

  • Daily cleansing of glans during bath
  • Have male infants circumcised (wherever the procedure admissble)
  • Wash daily with soap and water, especially after sexual intercourse. Cleanse under the foreskin.
  • Avoid any allergens.
  • Use a condom during intercourse.

What is the treatment of Balanitis?

General measures

  • Laboratory culture of the discharge from the infected area may be recommended.
  • Use warm-water soaks to relieve pain.
  • Surgery to circumcise the penis, if balanitis recurs frequently or scar tissue develops.


  • Rest in bed if there is fever.
  • Avoiding of sexual intercourse during treatment.
  • Resuming of  normal activities when the infection is cured.

Medications and usage :-



HEMOCLIN-T tablet: 2 to 3 tablets 3 to 4 times a day to combat and prevent infections for 20 to 30 days with water.

EPIDERMOIL: to be applied on and inside the foreskin and on glans twice or thrice a day

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