How do you treat balanitis irritation?

How do you treat balanitis irritation?

Treatments can include:

  1. Antifungal creams: If a yeast infection is causing balanitis, your provider will prescribe an antifungal cream such as clotrimazole to treat the infection.
  2. Antibiotics: If a sexually transmitted disease is the cause of your symptoms, your provider will treat the infection with antibiotics.

What antibiotics treat foreskin infection?

Antibiotic Ointment:

  • Put an antibiotic ointment on the head of the penis and under the foreskin. No prescription is needed.
  • Do this 2 times per day.
  • Examples are Bacitracin or Polysporin.
  • Repeat the cleansing followed by ointment 2 times per day.
  • Keep using the ointment until the foreskin looks normal.

Can balanitis be cured with antibiotics?

Balanitis generally is not a serious condition and can be treated with antibiotic creams and pills. Most occurrences of balanitis clear up within three to five days of starting treatment.

Does doxycycline treat balanitis?

Recognition of both circinate balanitis and urethritis enabled treatment of this patient with a course of doxycycline and appropriate referral to a rheumatologist for arthritis assessment and management.

Does fluconazole treat balanitis?

Fluconazole is used to treat many infections caused by candida including: thrush in men and women, such as vaginal thrush, skin irritation on the head of the penis (balanitis), and thrush in the mouth (oral thrush) infections in your blood or elsewhere in your body.

Can doxycycline treat balanitis?

Can antibiotics cause balanitis?

Other causes of balanitis include: allergic reaction to latex condoms and spermicides. allergic reaction to certain medications, including some antibiotics and pain relievers.

Can metronidazole treat balanitis?

Mild cases can be treated with topical metronidazole, while more severe cases should have treatment with oral antibiotics such as oral metronidazole for seven days.

What antifungal cream is best for balanitis?

Clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex) is a very effective over-the-counter medication, which is also used for treating vaginal yeast infections and athlete’s foot. Apply it to the affected area two to three times daily for 10 days.