A recent study examined the safety of balanitis circumcision in middle-aged men. Researchers compared the risk of amputation with non-surgical treatment. Although the former was more effective in treating the symptoms, it may still be necessary to complete circumcision. After the surgery, the penis may swell. In severe cases, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics.
Balanitis may be a sign that there is an underlying medical condition. It is often treated with antibiotics or steroid cream. A recurring episode of balanitis could require surgical circumcision. This condition can be prevented by good hygiene and avoiding scented products. To reduce inflammation, the doctor may prescribe steroid creams.
The incidence of balanitis is significantly higher in men who are diabetic. In a retrospective study of 226 patients, a 1% clotrimazole cream was prescribed. A cross-sectional study of 398 dermatology patient showed a 34.8% prevalence in circumcised men, compared to 12.5% in uncircumcised. For a complete understanding of the health risks of circumcision, it is best to consult with a doctor.
Balanitis can only be treated by surgery. Intercourse makes the penis’s foreskin more susceptible to ruptures and splitting, which can allow pathogens into the bloodstream. The risk of the condition returning is also reduced by having the surgery performed. It also reduces HIV risk by 60%. But if the condition persists and isn’t treated with antifungal creams, the patient may have to undergo a meatotomy.
Surgical treatment for balanitis is not always a viable option. In some cases, antibiotics have failed. In such cases, a full amputation may need to be performed. If the foreskin becomes damaged by frost, a partial or total amputation may be required. Balanitis treatment is not permanent. The best method is to cure it properly.
To diagnose fungal infections, a biopsy is recommended. A doctor may recommend a circumcision for patients with diabetes. This procedure can reduce the risk of developing an infection and reduce the chance of surgery. In some cases, however a diabetic must treat his infection before the procedure. Balanitis can be treated with oral antifungal medication.
Is Circumcision Safe?
Patients are usually given antibiotics and steroids ointment for one month after circumcision. To prevent the condition from returning, the patient will need steroid ointment to be applied twice daily after the surgery. After the steroid ointment was applied, the affected areas will be cleaned.
Another common treatment for balanitis is circumcision. When circumcision is not possible due to any other reason, a procedure called circumcision must be performed. It is safe but not recommended for all patients. For women who are pregnant, or who have diabetes, it is not recommended. People with diabetes should avoid any contact with circumcision because it increases their risk of contracting bacterial infection. It is crucial to seek medical attention if you still have an uncircumcised genital area.
The surgery can be done in a single day. The procedure requires a full general anaesthetic. Although there is a high chance of complications, circumcision can be an effective treatment for males whose foreskin is tight. It can also prevent recurring infection in uncircumcised males. The procedure is typically performed as a day-care operation. It is very painful and requires general anaesthesia.
Although there is a risk of recurrence of balanitis in postpubertal uncircumcised men, circumcision is a safe and effective treatment for the condition. Most boys don’t need to be circumcised and their symptoms can be managed on their own. Only a few boys have a recurrent infection and a family history of diabetes. Thus, it is important to consider the risks of recurrent infections and the cost of the procedure.
Preputioplasty may be recommended in certain cases instead of circumcision. Preputioplasty, unlike amputation can preserve the foreskin. This procedure is effective in treating BXO-related pathological phimosis. It is not a cure all for balanitis but it is a treatment for penile skin issues. There are some complications, including bleeding, stenosis and urethral injury.