Inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis.


Balanitis is most common in uncircumcised men. Causes include skin disorders, infection, poor hygiene, uncontrolled diabetes, and harsh soaps.


Symptoms include pain, redness, and a foul-smelling discharge from under the foreskin.


Treatment depends on the cause, but may require antibiotics, steroid creams, or antifungal creams. In extreme cases, the foreskin may need to be removed (circumcision).

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