Important medical recommendations for the treatment of balanoposthitis in men at home
The treatment of balanoposthitis with folk methods needs to be known to those people who have already encountered these urological diseases, and those who monitor their male health, thereby prolonging their sexual longevity.
Modern pharmacology offers many medications to solve this medical problem, but folk remedies for the treatment of balanoposthitis, proven over the years, also do not lose relevance.
There may be several reasons for the manifestation of balanoposthitis in men. This urological disease can manifest itself as a complication of sexually transmitted infections, as well as various forms of fungal infections. May occur as a complication of diabetes, psoriasis and phimosis.
Failure to observe personal hygiene (which creates favorable conditions for the development of pathogenic bacteria in the foreskin) can also provoke this disease.
After consulting with your doctor about the treatment of this urological disease with alternative methods, you can start therapy. Folk remedies help to eliminate such signs of balanoposthitis, as itching, burning, swelling and redness, purulent discharge, the formation of ulcers on the genital organ.
Potassium permanganate baths
Potassium permanganate (in other words, potassium permanganate) in a ratio of 1: 5000 is added to boiled water at room temperature. The solution should eventually have a slightly pink hue.
Important: manganese crystals must be completely dissolved in water. Otherwise, if they get on the skin, a burn may occur. The time for taking a bath is from 3 to 10 minutes.
The method and proportions of dilution of furatsilin is indicated on the package (this pharmacy product is sold without a prescription, in this case it is precisely a 0.02% solution of furatsilin).
Bath water with furatsilin should be at room temperature. Furacilin is an antibacterial agent, therefore, quite effective.
A 1% solution of dioxidine is used. Dioxide baths shown when pus is isolated from the prepuce sac (This is the skin fold of the foreskin, creating a space between its inner leaf and the head of the penis).
Bath time - 10-5 minutes, it is important that the disinfectant solution from room temperature water and dioxidin get on everything, even the most distant sections of the penis.
Trays with soda (sodium bicarbonate) are used if antibiotic treatment of balanoposthitis in men is not prescribed.
The advantage of these baths is that allergic reactions are extremely rare, and an overdose is also excluded.
In room temperature water, a tablespoon of soda is bred. The time for taking a bath is from 5 to 10 minutes.
Baths with oak bark
Grind one tablespoon of dry oak bark into a powder, pour a glass of boiling water, boil over low heat for 20 minutes.
After the broth cools down and infuses (it will take half an hour), you can do a bath.
To do this, add one cup of boiled water at room temperature to the broth. The time for taking a bath based on a decoction of oak bark is 10-15 minutes.
Treatment of balanoposthitis with herbs
Have you thought about how to treat balanoposthitis at home, for example, with herbs, and are there any recipes? A positive answer will be only if the disease is not started.
The arsenal of methods for treating balanoplastitis with folk remedies and at home, namely herbs, can be divided into two main methods: compresses and applications from medicinal herbs, as well as the preparation of infusions and decoctions for oral administration.
Applications and compresses from herbs
Aloe is a plant with unique healing properties. In the treatment of acute balanoposthitis, he will also come to the rescue.
Rinse a medium sized aloe leaf thoroughly under running water, remove the thorns and top layer of the skin on one side of the leaf. Apply the sheet with a slice to the affected areas of the skin, the procedure is carried out 2 times during the day.
Apply aloe to the site of skin lesion for 10-15 minutes, do not take root very much. Option: Aloe leaf, completely peeled from the skin and thorns, grind to a homogeneous state (for example, cut very finely). From the resulting slurry, make applications. Prepared crushed gruel based on the application at a time. Next time, prepare a fresh serving.
You can also cook plantain leaf application. After the plantain is washed under a stream of running water, you need to knead it and attach it to the affected area for half an hour.
After half an hour, repeat the procedure with a fresh leaf of plantain. It is recommended to carry out up to 5 procedures per day to achieve a pronounced effect.
Sage compress will make it easier symptoms of balanoposthitis (itching, burning, redness, reduce purulent discharge). Method for preparing sage infusion:
Four tablespoons of sage pour a liter of boiling water, let it brew for half an hour, then strain. When the infusion has cooled, you can start doing compresses or rinsing. A compress will require a medical bandage or gauze, folded in at least 5-6 layers, soak the bandage in a decoction and apply to the affected area of the skin.
Infusion made from olive oil and calendula (proportion: 1 tbsp dried calendula flowers and 1/3 cup oil). The infusion is kept in the sun for 3 weeks in a hermetically sealed glass container. After learning the infusion, wipe the affected areas of the skin.
Important: carry out all manipulations with clean hands, it is advisable to wash your hands with antibacterial soap.
Decoctions and infusions in the treatment of balanoposthitis
In addition to the external use of herbs, balanoposthitis can be treated with decoctions of herbstaking them inward.
A decoction of currant leaves will help (pour two tablespoons of boiling water. Let it brew for half an hour, strain and drink).
Also it is recommended to drink fruit drinks from currants, cranberries or lingonberries.
These berries are rich in vitamin C, their decoctions facilitate the general condition.
Burdock root broth also used for balanoposthitis.
Preparation of broth: 3 tablespoons of crushed burdock root pour 3 cups of boiled water and boil in a water bath for 30 minutes.
The cooled broth needs to be filtered, drunk in small portions (50-100 ml) during the day.
It is recommended to cook broth every day fresh, when stored healing properties are lost.
Infusion of the grass of ordinary aquacillus can also be used for balanoposthitis. To prepare the infusion, you need 1 tbsp. pour a spoonful of dry crushed grass of a water-vase with 250 ml of boiling water, leave for 2-3 hours. Infusion is drunk 20 minutes before a meal.
Vodokras grass is quite rare, in dried form it can be purchased in phyto-pharmacies.
Prevention of balanoposthitis
Prevention of balanoposthitis consists in regular observance of personal hygiene in the genital area (when washing, use detergents with a neutral pH), a constant change in underwear and the prevention of infection with sexual infections that provoke the manifestation of this urological disease. It is also necessary to carefully monitor the hygiene of boys in order to prevent balanoposthitis in children.
If there are signs of balanoposthitis and its relapse, it is recommended to immediately seek qualified medical help.
What drugs are needed?
How to treat balanoposthitis in men at home? The choice of treatment regimen depends on the causative agent of balanoposthitis. In acute inflammation, antibiotics are needed in the form of capsules, tablets and ointments.
However, they can not be used for candida or viral post. Of the antibiotics most often prescribed Levomecithin, Doxycycline, Suprax, Azithromycin.
Drugs are drunk 2-3 times a day 10-15 minutes before meals, each tablet is washed down with plenty of clean still water. The course lasts 5-7 days, it is assigned individually.
Antibiotics are contraindicated in many chronic diseases or allergic reactions. To enhance the action and accelerate the regeneration process, corticosteroids in the form of tablets are simultaneously taken.
Ointments with antibiotics will help to complement the treatment. The most popular drug is Levomekol. This ointment is well tolerated even by debilitated patients, it is applied 2-3 times a day after a thorough hygienic treatment of the penis.
As part of the drug, a combination of an antibiotic and an immunomodulator, the course of treatment lasts 5-7 days. The drug has few contraindications, it is not recommended to use it together with other external agents.
With all forms of balanoposthitis, antibacterial drugs can be used. Among the most popular are Chlorhexidine and Miramistin.
These are odorless, clear liquids that do not irritate the skin and mucous membranes.
The drugs are used for washing, douching, compresses and lotions, they have practically no contraindications and are well combined with other medicines.
To eliminate pathogenic microflora, the area under the foreskin is treated with a small syringe. A small amount of fluid can be injected into the urethra. The course of treatment lasts up to 2 weeks, then you can take a short break.
Drug treatment of balanoposthitis in men at home worth supplementing with folk recipes. With candida and anaerobic balanoposthitis, local baths with decoctions of medicinal herbs: pharmacy chamomile, yarrow, nettle, sage, and calendula help well.
How to treat balanoposthitis at home with herbs? A handful of raw materials is brewed with 2 liters of boiling water, infused under a lid and filtered.
The penis bath lasts 10 minutes, it is better to do it before going to bed 10-14 days in a row. This procedure soothes the itching, relieves burning sensation, and heals small sores on the skin.
Scuffs and damage can be treated with warm lotions of their decoctions of herbs. A cotton swab is moistened in an infusion of chamomile, nettle or calendula, after which it is applied to the head of the penis. It is important to push the foreskin as far as possible so that the healing fluid gets into the places of the highest concentration of microorganisms.
The swab is wetted again and again in the broth, the procedure lasts 10 minutes. After it, the skin of the penis can be lubricated with a softening cream or antibacterial gel.
Accelerate wound healing baby cream, which added a little sea buckthorn oil and a decoction of chamomile. The mixture is rubbed to homogeneity, and then rubbed into the affected areas with light circular movements.
The procedure is done 1-2 times a day after thorough washing and treatment with antibacterial drugs.
Lifestyle and proper nutrition
During the treatment of balanoposthitis at home you need to make adjustments to your lifestyle. A full night's sleep, frequent rest and stress relief will help speed up recovery.
It is advisable to walk a lot, strengthening the body's natural defenses. Morning exercises, jogging, swimming, cycling and gymnastics will help strengthen immunity.
Improve the condition of the patient will help balanced diet. The menu includes fresh, stewed or boiled vegetables (at least 500 g per day), fresh fruits and berries, sour-milk products.
Instead of fat red meat, it is better to eat fish and lean poultry, solid vegetable and animal fats are replaced with unrefined oils: corn, soy, olive, sunflower.
Is worth refuse caffeinated drinks in favor of green tea, homemade fruit drinks, freshly squeezed juices and clean still water. Products containing iodine, melen, magnesium and zinc, which are especially beneficial for the male body, will help strengthen immunity.
They are found in algae, seafood, fish. The diet should be supplemented with complexes containing vitamins A, C and E, as well as potassium, sodium, phosphorus and other macro- and microelements.
In inflammatory processes, it is necessary proper drinking regimen. A day you need to drink at least 1.5 liters of decoctions and fruit drinks with a slight diuretic effect.
For fruit drinks, you can use fresh go frozen cranberries, lingonberries, raspberries, viburnum, dried or fresh rose hips. For herbal decoctions, bear ears, currant leaves, raspberries, lingonberries are suitable. The broth is drunk half an hour after eating or 15 minutes before it.
A very important point - complete rejection of alcohol. Not only strong drinks, but also beer, cocktails, and energy drinks are excluded from everyday life.
They are poorly combined with active medicines, weaken the immune system and provoke obesity. It is advisable to exclude nicotine, tobacco tar and combustion products by refusing not only cigarettes, but also their electronic substitutes.
During and after treatment special attention should be paid to personal hygiene. A daily shower is needed, hot baths and saunas will have to be abandoned.
Hot water and steam provoke inflammatory processes and weaken the immune system. When washing, neutral baby soap or pharmacy brand gels are used. Flavored products for intimate hygiene should be excluded, they irritate already damaged skin.
When do I need specialist help?
Now you know how to cure balanoposthitis at home. However if home treatment does not help, a more detailed study is needed and get tested.
First, a smear is taken from under the foreskin. For problems with ejaculation, it makes sense to take a spermogram, with a general weakness of the body, a blood test is taken from the patient.
A comprehensive study will help to find a hidden problem and timely help the patient.
Sometimes, against the background of treatment, a secondary infection occurs that you may not notice. If treatment of anaerobic or infectious non-venereal postitis does not produce results, it is worth undergoing repeated tests with a venereologist.
Most often, the patient has gonorrhea or chlamydia. In this case, it is necessary to undergo antibiotic treatment under the control of a venereologist and only after that proceed to eliminate the main symptoms of balanoposthitis.
To get rid of balanoposthitis, it’s not necessary to go to hospital or visit the outpatient clinic daily. The whole process can be carried out at home.
How to treat balanoposthitis at home? The drugs prescribed by the doctor will help get rid of inflammation, which should be supplemented with vitamin complexes, proven folk remedies, a balanced diet and rejection of bad habits.
Chamomile with balanoposthitis
- Take two tablespoons (2 filter bags) of dried chamomile flowers, pour a glass of boiling water, cover.
- After 15 minutes, squeeze the bags or strain, leave under the lid until cool.
- Keep the head of the penis in the bath for 5-10 minutes. At the same time, you do not need to move its head. To be treated before recovery.
Sea salt and needles
You can take a "large" bath - with sea salt and needles. This will calm the nervous system, which will positively affect the healing process.
Recipe: Dissolve 150 grams of salt in a full bath at 37 degrees. Take 10-15 minutes every other day. The course of treatment is 2 weeks.
You can alternate baths with essential oils dissolved in a tablespoon of cream, pine needles extract, add a glass of decoction of birch leaves.
- Throw one tablespoon of oak bark (sold in pharmacies) into boiling water (volume - one glass).
- Then keep on low heat for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cool.
- Wipe the penis with the entire volume of the decoction received, from the head to the root of the penis, in the morning and evening.
- Grate ginger root on a grater (tablespoon).
- Add a teaspoon (one filter bag) of lingonberry leaves.
- Mix boiling water in a glass, cool.
- Flush the penis once a day. The duration of treatment is 5 days.
Before treatment with compresses, regular hygiene of the external genital organs must be observed. Wash them with glycerin soap or other cosmetic before applying the compress.
- Take a small sheet of aloe, rinse under cold water, remove the thorns.
- Cut in half, press to the head, tie with a bandage (slightly).
- Hold for 5-10 minutes. If you feel discomfort, allergies, stop using.
- Plantain pour half a glass of boiling water, insist.
- Cool to room temperature, you can hold it a little in the refrigerator.
- Soak cotton, apply to the penis, tie with a bandage.
- Hold for 15 minutes.
You can make a compress from pieces of ice. For the best effect, instead of water for freezing, you can use chamomile infusion (the recipe for cooking is higher).
- Pour a tablespoon of dried angelica roots with boiling water, leave for 10 minutes, strain.
- Moisten the bandage in the resulting solution.
- Squeeze out a sufficient amount of baby cream on the bandage.
- Bind to the head of the penis for 20 minutes, apply until recovery once a day.
- Three tablespoons of calendula flowers pour 200 ml of oil (preferably olive or flaxseed, but you can also use sunflower).
- Keep in a dark, cool place (underground, refrigerator) for three weeks.
- Lubricate the affected area twice a day.
In this case, such an oil will be more effective than calendula baths for balanoposthitis.
Features of the disease
Balanoposthitis - inflammatory disease that is very common. Bacteria or fungi that cause inflammation are concentrated under the inner leaf of the foreskin. It can be triggered by external factors: hypothermia or overheating, mechanical damage to the head of the penis or foreskin, an allergic reaction, improper nutrition.
An infectious form of the disease is also possible, most often sexually transmitted.
In this case, inflammation is caused by clusters of gonococci or chlamydia. Often balanoposthitis becomes a consequence of an operation, for example, to remove an inguinal hernia. The disease can take an acute or chronic form.
Among the main symptoms are itching, burning and pain during urination, discharge with an unpleasant odor, swelling of the glans penis, red spots, rash and various skin lesions.
Inflammation of the leaf of the foreskin can be accompanied by balanitis, affecting the glans penis, urethritis, in which the urethra suffers.
If untreated, the disease is fraught with complications: necrosis, deep weeping ulcers, problems with ejaculation, chronic prostatitis.
Balanoposthitis in men: drug treatment
To prescribe the correct treatment for balanoposthitis in men with drugs, urologist conducts a number of testsdetermining the exact nature of the disease.
With candida balanitis, antimicrobials will be required, a combination of antibacterial and immunostimulating agents will help to remove anaerobic infections.
On our website you can find out about the treatment: cirrhic and erosive balanoposthitis and balanitis.
If balanitis is provoked by a sexually transmitted infection, the patient is prescribed antibiotic tablets for balanoposthitis, followed by a recovery course. The program is developed individually, the doctor chooses the dosage of each drug.
It is impossible to interrupt treatment with drugs for balanoposthitis, otherwise the disease will go into the chronic phase, which is much more difficult to treat.
Antibiotics are prescribed for acute infectious or non-infectious balanoposthitis, medications are often prescribed for sexually transmitted infections, potent drugs quickly kill chlamydia and gonococcus.
For treatment use macrolides, penicillin and tetracycline preparations, it is advisable not to combine them with each other.
Self-treatment of balanoposthitis in men with tablets is excluded, since each drug is focused on fighting a specific type of infection. Wrong choice of medication will make it difficult to recover and contributes to the transition of balanoposthitis from acute to chronic.
- Among the most popular means are Levomekol ointment, containing the antibiotic chloramphenicol and the immunomodulator methyluracil.
- The drug is easily tolerated by debilitated patients and has a quick effect.
- The drug is suitable for the treatment of acute postitis, with a chronic form Levomekol shows less impressive results.
External remedies are supplemented with tablets and capsules, effectively acting on streptococci, staphylococci and other types of bacteria. Most often, urologists prescribe Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Suprax, Lefomecin, Furagin.
The drugs inhibit the vital activity of bacteria that have already entered the body, and also prevent secondary infection. The course is assigned individually, depends on the causative agents of the disease and the patient's condition.
It is undesirable to use antibiotics for viral or fungal infections, after treatment with potent drugs restorative therapy is necessary.
After a course of antibiotics, immunostimulating drugs are often prescribed to treat balanoposthitis. Most effective interferons alpha, beta and gamma. Drugs increase the body's defenses and prevent secondary infection. The funds are taken orally, the course and dosage are calculated individually.
Recommended at the same time intake of vitamin complexes. Six months after intensive treatment, the course of immunomodulators and vitamins can be repeated. Such prevention strengthens the body and prevents the inflammatory processes of other organs of the genitourinary system.
We treat balanoposthitis with medicines
Do not refuse to use at home various drugs for the treatment of balanoposthitis in men. Clotrimazole, which can be purchased at a pharmacy in the form of an ointment, aerosol, or solution, has gained the most popularity.
The composition of the drug includes an imidozole derivative, which is famous for its antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Apply a thin layer of clotrimazole to the glans penis and do not wipe. Repeat the procedure 2 to 4 times a day for 10-14 days.
To enhance the effect and quick recovery, it is recommended to take Diflukam tablets orally three times a day, 1 pc each. For prophylactic purposes, Levorin and Nystatin are used, which effectively fight against fungal infections.
Important! In our article, you can find out about the symptoms, causes and treatment of candida balanoposthitis.
We treat balanoposthitis in men with ointments
The most common ointment, which includes an antibiotic, is synthomycin ointment. Syntomycin liniment actively fights many bacteria, including microbes of balanoposthitis. Apply ointment to the glans penis so that it falls between all the folds of the foreskin. A bandage from a bandage can be applied on top. Treat yourself at bedtime every day until complete recovery.
Triderm ointment is a combined preparation with antifungal and antibacterial properties. Effectively reduces itching, inflammatory process on the head and pain. For the effectiveness of treatment, it is enough to smear the penis twice a day and this will lead to the healing of the skin.
Ointment "Levomikol" - quite often is popular in the treatment of balanoposthitis in men. In its constituent base is methyluracil, which stimulates the restoration of the skin, and an antibiotic. Apply ointment to the penis before going to bed and apply a bandage, leave it until the morning. After three days of intensive treatment, significant improvement will come.
Attention! Do not self-medicate without consulting your doctor!
Balanoposthitis - symptoms, video
Balanoposthitis is a fungal disease that can develop not only in men, but also in women. The main symptoms in women are: itching, burning in the genitals, not natural curd discharge, redness of the mucous membrane, urination accompanied by pain.
Symptoms of balanoposthitis in men: redness of the glans penis, itching, burning, unpleasant odor, purulent discharge, swelling is possible.
We examined the symptoms, the video that we recommend you will tell in more detail.
We treat balanoposthitis with folk remedies
When treating balanoposthitis at home, it is primarily recommended that you begin to properly observe the rules of hygiene for the care of the penis. Thorough washing of the head with various decoctions and medications will significantly reduce inflammation, relieve itching and unpleasant burning sensation. After treating balanoposthitis in men at home, it is recommended to use herbal tinctures and in preventive measures.
Important! You can find out about the treatment of balanoposthitis in a child on the pages of our website.
Potassium permanganate well dries and kills most viral infections, acts as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial solution. It is recommended to take baths after each urination.
- Pour a small amount of dry manganese into warm boiled water with flicking movements and mix well.
- After complete dissolution of the crystals, water should turn out with a pale purple hue.
Rinse the penis in the bath, washing the head thoroughly, 3-5 minutes. Each time before use it is necessary to make a new solution.
A solution of dioxidine 1% acts well as a disinfectant, so it is recommended to use it to rinse the glans penis. Dissolve one ampoule (10 mg) in warm water and mix well. The time for rinsing can vary from 3 to 10 minutes, depending on the complexity of the disease.
Furacilin has an antibacterial property and quite effectively helps in the treatment of balanoposthitis in men. In a pharmacy, you can purchase a 0.02% solution of furatsilin, dilute it according to the recipe and pour into the bath. Rinse the penis, thoroughly washing the head with a solution every morning and evening throughout the course of treatment.
Attention! It is strictly forbidden to rinse the penis with balanoposthitis with preparations containing alcohol!
A light decoction of a series well destroys viral pathogens due to its antibacterial property. For the procedure, you need one tablespoon of grass, which was brewed with boiling water and insisted for 30 minutes.
Attention! It is recommended to brew all herbs in a thermos or in an airtight container so that they are well infused and can maximize their properties.
The procedure for washing the glans penis with balanoposthitis can be carried out using tincture from dill roots. Finely chop 100 g of grass, boil in 0.5 l of water for 5-10 minutes, and insist 40-50 minutes. Pour the strained broth into the bath and rinse the penis thoroughly.
Sage leaves relieve inflammation and relieve itching. Two tablespoons of fine grass is steamed in 500 ml of water, after half an hour the tincture is ready for the rinsing procedure.
This is a universal remedy for many fungal and viral diseases. Tincture based on it can be used for daily genital hygiene and treatment of balanoposthitis. And use leaves for compresses.
- Peel a thick sheet of aloe from its peel and thorns.
- Grind to a state of homogeneous gruel and apply to the glans penis, having previously freed it from the foreskin.
- Wrap with a bandage and hold for 15-20 minutes. After that, remove the bandage and rinse the penis with any decoction.
With candidal balanoposthitis, antimycotic drugs in the form of tablets, ointments, creams are necessary. The same funds will be needed after treatment of acute post-treatment with antibiotics. Their task is Candida fungus controlcausing increased excretion of smegma, severe itching, burning, swelling.
Among the most popular medicines for balanoposthitis in men are ointments of clotrimazole, econazole, natamycin, isoconazole, nystatin.
- Before processing, it is recommended to wash the affected areas with warm water with the addition of furatsillina or potassium permanganate solution.
- Treatment with solutions of medicinal herbs with an antimicrobial, firming and soothing effect also helps.
- The full course of treatment lasts 10-14 days, if necessary, repeat it.
One effective medicine is Fluconazole with balanoposthitis in men. The tool is included in the group of azoles and effectively affects the fungus by disrupting the synthesis of the membrane. These tablets with balanoposthitis in men do not cause resistance and can be used even when other drugs are powerless.
Fluconazole is often prescribed for the chronic form of postitis, which is much more difficult to cure. 150 mg per tablet should be taken per week., treatment continues until complete recovery. In chronic fasting, the process can take several months.
This group includes Macmirror from balanoposthitis.
The drug is low toxic and well tolerated by the body. At the same time, it acts on gram-negative and gram-positive organisms, including those that are resistant to other medicines.
The drug is rapidly adsorbed and completely excreted from the body with urine, without exerting a harmful effect on the digestive tract. Available in the form of tablets and ointments, can be used in combination. In acute form of balanoposthitis, 3-6 tablets are drunk per day (600-1200 mg), the course of treatment lasts 7-14 days. Ointment is applied 1-2 times a day to the affected areas.
A small amount of the drug can be introduced into the urethra, and also lubricate the area under the foreskin. The full course of treatment is 1 week, if necessary, it can be repeated.
When using antifungal agents it is important to follow a proper diet.
The menu includes fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as low-fat fermented milk products that normalize the state of microflora. Animal fats, spicy foods, muffins, yeast bread, smoked meats, pickles and alcohol are excluded from the diet.
Balanoposthitis requires complex treatment under the close supervision of a physician. You can’t take drugs on your own. Violation of the course or its interruption lengthens the healing process and provokes unpleasant complications. The sooner therapy is started, the more likely it is to permanently get rid of the disease and not get a relapse.
Treatment of balanoposthitis at home: effective folk recipes
Balanoposthitis - inflammation of the foreskin and glans penis. It is manifested by edema, redness of the skin, pain during sexual contact.
Treatment of balanoposthitis at home is carried out with antibacterial or antifungal drugs.
To stop the symptoms, traditional medicine is used that relieve pain and swelling, disinfect and heal the inflamed mucous membranes.
Primary and auxiliary treatment
Features of drug treatment of balanoposthitis depend on the cause of genital inflammation in men. The basis of basic therapy are:
- antifungal medications
To stop the symptoms, alternative medicine is used in the form of lotions, baths, compresses, ointments, etc. But before starting treatment, consult your doctor. Folk remedies can not replace basic therapy. Self-treatment of balanoposthitis is dangerous with complications - phimosis, impotence, urethritis, and cancer of the penis.
How to cure balanoposthitis at home: the best recipes
With infectious inflammation of the head of the penis and prepuce, home treatment is carried out with infusions and decoctions of herbs:
The duration of herbal medicine balanoposthitis depends on the healing rate of the affected skin. Before using the broths, an allergy test is carried out: a little liquid is applied to the wrist for half an hour or an hour. In the absence of undesirable reactions - redness, itching, rash - it is used for its intended purpose.
To achieve the desired effect in the treatment of balanoposthitis, folk remedies with pronounced pharmacological properties are used - disinfecting, regenerating, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, immunostimulating.
St. John's wort
If a man suffers from candidal balanoposthitis, herbal medicine based on St. John's wort is used. It has anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects, stimulates local immunity. In the treatment of fungal infection, the following recipes are used:
- Herbal decoction. 2 tbsp. l dry flowers are boiled in 200 ml of water for 3 minutes. Insist in a sealed container for 1.5-2 hours, and then filtered. A cotton-gauze pillow is moistened in a liquid and applied to the penis for half an hour. Perform the procedure 3 times a day for 1 week.
- Picking herbs. St. John's wort, marigold flowers, nettle are mixed in equal proportions. 3 tbsp. l herbs are poured into a thermos. Pour 700 ml of hot water. After 3 hours, the infusion is filtered and diluted with 200 ml of boiled water. The head of the penis is lowered into the solution for 15 minutes 2 times a day.
If balanoposthitis is caused by a fungal infection, 10 drops of tea tree oil can be added to the finished solution.
Prohibited inflammation measures
Before proceeding with the treatment of balanoposthitis, it is necessary to determine the cause of inflammation. During therapy, it is categorically not recommended:
- make hot compresses
- drinking alcohol,
- squeeze abscesses on the penis,
- attend baths and saunas.
If the cause of the inflammation is a bacterial infection, antibiotics Doxycycline, Unidox are included in the therapy. Additionally, drugs that prevent dysbiosis are used: Linex Forte, Acipol, Enterozhermina.
The formation of purulent necrotic ulcers on the head of the penis indicates the transition of balanoposthitis to the gangrenous form. It is fraught with phimosis and paraphimosis, which can only be treated promptly.
Balanoposthitis is an inflammatory lesion of the prepuce sac and the glans penis in men.
The basis of therapy is etiotropic drugs - antibiotics, antihistamines and antifungal drugs - which eliminate the cause of the pathology.
Complement the treatment with alternative medicine - lotions, ointments, baths. But if after using them itching, redness or rash occurs, consult a doctor.
Effective treatment of balanoposthitis in men with drugs
One of the most common diseases in men is balanoposthitis, an inflammatory disease localized in the region of the glans penis and affecting the inner sheet of the foreskin. The causes of balanoposthitis, as well as the degree of neglect and severity of the disease can be different. Often enough just hygienic procedures, lotions and baths.
With a more severe course of the disease, depending on its cause, treatment with antibiotics, antifungal, immunomodulatory, and sometimes antiallergic agents in the form of ointments, creams, solutions, tablets, injections is indicated.
- 1 Preparations for the treatment of balanoposthitis
- 2 Prevention
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Preparations for the treatment of balanoposthitis
Treatment of balanoposthitis in men with antibiotics effectively eliminates a bacterial infection, relieves inflammation, and destroys pathogenic microflora:
- staphylococcus and streptococcus,
- Proteus and prevents secondary infection.
Usually used tablet formulations. In more severe forms of the disease, intramuscular administration of antibiotics for balanoposthitis in men is indicated.
The candidal form of the disease is treated with antifungal drugs in tablets and in the form of creams. What is the medicine for balanoposthitis in men to choose:
- Fluconazole - a highly effective antifungal agent, the analogues of which are Flucostat, Diflucan, Mikosist. Such tablets are best prescribed to both partners at the same time to avoid cases of reinfection. With an uncomplicated form of the disease, it is sufficient to use the drug in a dose of 150 mg once. The chronic form of the disease requires long-term treatment when the drug is drunk once a week for several months. It costs from 33 to 272 rubles.
- Furagin - one of the most famous agents from the group of nitrofurans. Its active ingredient is furazidine, which can act on hydrogen carrier molecules and destroys the membrane of bacterial cells of gram-positive cocci and gram-negative rods. Scientific studies indicate that the drug, having a negative effect on pathogenic microorganisms, minimally affects beneficial human microorganisms and even helps strengthen immunity. Tablets are taken orally at 50-200 mg 2-3 times / day after meals for 7-10 days. It costs from 122 to 444 rubles.
- Nevigramon It has antibacterial, bacteriostatic, bactericidal effect, suppresses most gram-negative bacteria, with the exception of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbial strains resistant to antibiotics and sulfonamides are sensitive to the drug. Take orally 1 g 4 times a day for 7 days. With prolonged treatment, the dose is reduced to 500 mg 4 times a day. It costs about 5195 rubles.
- Metronidazole - an antiprotozoal and antimicrobial drug with a wide spectrum of bacterial suppression does not affect aerobic microorganisms. Foreign analogue is the drug Trichopolum. Take orally at 0.5 g 2 times for 5 days. It costs from 43 to 201 rubles.
- Acyclovir - an antiviral drug active against herpes virus if the disease is caused by this pathogen. With balanoposthitis, adults are prescribed at a dosage of 0.2 g 5 times a day every 4 hours with a break for the night. Duration of use - 5 days. It costs from 27 to 34 rubles.
The most effective remedies for balanoposthitis
The treatment of this disease is most productive with the simultaneous use of various forms of drugs - antiseptic solutions, decoctions and infusions of herbs, ointments or creams, tablets or injections. What medicine for balanoposthitis choose?
- Miramistin (from 211 to 749 rubles) and chlorhexidine (from 6 to 185 rubles) - highly effective anti-inflammatory antiseptic solutions that fight various microorganisms - bacteria, fungi, protozoa. Method of application: compresses, lotions, baths.
- Akriderm® GK - cream for external use. Triderm is its foreign counterpart. Contains antibiotic gentamicin, hormones and antifungal components. It is used for rubbing and compresses for 1-2 weeks. It costs from 96 to 158 rubles.
- Levomekol for external use contains an antibiotic and immunomodulator. It costs about 124 rubles.
- Clotrimazole cream or ointment - has many analogues, is an effective antifungal agent. It is applied externally. It costs from 22 to 151 rubles.
- Ciprofloxacin with bacterial infections, Fluconazole - with fungal infections. It costs from 22 to 129 rubles.
- Pimafucin - complex treatment of candidal (fungal) balanoposthitis. Cream - externally, tablets - inside 100 mg 4 times a day for a week. It costs from 254 to 486 rubles.
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Balanoposthitis is a disease that not only worsens the quality of life of men, but is also fraught with serious consequences - the transition of the disease from a catarrhal form to erosive or gangrenous up to cancer. In addition, balanoposthitis can provoke the onset and development of other diseases of the organs of the urogenital sphere.
Proper complex treatment allows you to completely recover from balanoposthitis and avoid secondary infection.
What is balanoposthitis
Balanitis in men is an inflammatory disease of the glans penis. This is a fairly common pathology that causes a lot of unpleasant sensations and worsens the quality of life. If the inflammation extends to the foreskin, then the disease is called balanoposthitis. Their symptoms and treatment are the same, therefore they are often considered as one disease.
The main sign of an inflammatory disease is the appearance of ulcers and bleeding erosion on the mucous membranes. These formations in contact with linen cause burning and pain. The adoption of water procedures slightly relieves discomfort, but to completely get rid of the disease can only be a comprehensive treatment.
Complications of balanoposthitis
In the absence of competent treatment for balanoposthitis, complications occur very quickly. Inflammation becomes the cause of the development of diseases:
- chronic form of inflammation,
- sepsis when passing into a purulent form,
- an increase in the inflamed area.
Complications can be avoided by timely diagnosis and treatment of pathology.
Many patients complain that balanoposthitis does not go away even if the doctor's recommendations are followed. This means that the first stage of complications has begun, when the disease is actively progressing and capturing neighboring portions of the penis.
Causes of the disease
Balanoposthitis in men occurs for a number of reasons:
- The most common cause is the penetration of pathogenic microorganisms into the mucous membranes. Under the foreskin, a man has created favorable conditions for the reproduction of pathogens. Most often, inflammation begins with a sexually transmitted infection. For example, thrush often causes balanitis. The causative agent of the disease are bacteria, viruses and fungi.
- Microtrauma on the glans penis is an excellent medium for the development of pathogenic bacteria. Microorganisms easily penetrate even small cuts, causing severe inflammation.
- Violation of metabolic processes, which leads to dysbiosis and a change in the microflora of the mucous membranes.
- Another reason is the presence of skin diseases. So, eczema and psoriasis can lead to inflammation of the head and flesh of the genital organ.
- Thyroid dysfunction leading to hormonal imbalance in the body.
- Non-observance of the rules of intimate hygiene. Dirty underwear is a real hotbed of pathogens. And in the absence of good hygiene, conditions suitable for the propagation of microbes are formed.
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Symptoms of balanitis in men
The signs of balanoposthitis are so pronounced that it is impossible to ignore them. Despite the low sensitivity of the male body to various infectious diseases, balanitis is very difficult to confuse with another disease. How is the pathology manifested:
- the skin on the head and foreskin turns red,
- the sensitivity of the skin of the penis increases
- there is discomfort in the intimate area, manifested by itching, burning and pain,
- swollen head and flesh,
- increased sexual arousal,
- mucous membranes dry out
- sores and erosion appear that can bleed,
- in advanced cases, pus is secreted,
- urination becomes painful.
Possible deterioration in the general condition of the body. This is due primarily to nervous overstrain, which occurs due to constant discomfort in the intimate area. A man is forced to constantly change his position, wear loose lingerie and pants. Sexual intercourse brings pain, not pleasure.
How to treat balanoposthitis
Treatment of balanoposthitis in men is carried out at home with conservative methods. Preliminary, the doctor performs diagnostics, but it is enough for an experienced specialist to study the external signs of the pathology to make a diagnosis. However, this is not enough, since in most cases the cause of inflammation is an infectious disease.
Treatment of balanoposthitis with alternative methods
Alternative medicine can not be used as the main treatment for inflammation. Folk recipes can complement drug therapy, but do not exclude it.
To quickly get rid of discomfort and recover from balanitis, you can make baths with the addition of herbal decoctions made from oak bark, string, chamomile, St. John's wort and sage.
It is allowed to use both one of the listed plants, and grass collection.
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These herbs relieve inflammation well, heal microcracks and restore microflora. Baths help reduce pain, itching and burning. After the procedure, it is advisable not to put on linen for half an hour.
Another alternative treatment for balanitis is the use of sea buckthorn oil. This natural product quickly restores mucous membranes and has an antiseptic effect.
It is enough to apply the oil three times a day to the affected area in order to notice good results in a couple of days. You can independently prepare a tincture of calendula based on vegetable oil.
This tool is highly effective due to the ability of the oil to quickly penetrate the skin and deep layers of the epidermis.
Drug treatment of balanitis
Drug therapy is selected individually, depending on the age of the patient, the cause of the disease and its clinical manifestations.
The pharmaceutical market offers many types of medications to treat balanitis. These include tablets, ointments, injections. The main drug for the treatment of the cause of the pathology is the antibiotic drug.
Their purpose has its own characteristics. Antibiotics are not used to treat the initial stage of the disease with mild symptoms.
The main reason for prescribing antibiotics is purulent balanoposthitis, which is a complication of balanitis.
If bacteria (streptococci, chlamydia) became the cause of inflammation, then it is impossible to defeat the disease without antibiotics. Of the antibiotics, medications from the doxycycline and levomecithin groups are most often prescribed. For the treatment of balanoposthitis caused by fungi, Clotrimazole is prescribed. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal effects. It is best to use an ointment that is applied to the glans penis up to 4 times a day for 10 days. Safe vacation with a child at the resort
What other medicine for balanoposthitis can a doctor prescribe:
- Ointment "Triderm". This remedy has a healing and anti-inflammatory effect. The course of treatment is 10 days.
- Ointment "Levomekol." A cheap but effective tool in the fight against balanitis, regardless of the nature of origin. You can use the ointment for up to 14 days.
- Ointment "Baneocin". This tool has a healing and regenerative effect. Helps the skin recover faster, eliminates sores and erosion.
- Tablets from balanoposthitis fungal "Fluconazole". If the doctor confirmed that the cause of the disease was yeast-like fungi, then this drug will help to forget about itching and burning in 2 days.
In addition to taking medications and using ointments, antiseptic treatment of the penis is indicated. To do this, baths are made with the addition of Furacilin, Chlorhexidine, Miramistin and potassium permanganate.
In advanced cases, circumcision of the foreskin is prescribed.
What it is
The folds of skin covering the head of the penis and urethra on the outside serve to protect the penis from contamination and damage, as well as to ensure sexual activity.
That is why any inflammation of the foreskin in men is often perceived as an alarming situation requiring immediate resolution.
For the occurrence of balanoposthitis, two conditions are always necessary - the presence of infection and weakened immunity. Pathogenic microbes can enter the skin of the penis either with urine through the opening of the urethra, or with blood and lymph from those organs in which they are constantly present (carious teeth, adenoids, etc.).
- Pathogens of specific infectious diseases - tuberculosis sticks, gonococci, pale spirochetes, protozoa. Therefore, the patient with a diagnosis of trichomonas, tuberculosis or syphilitic balanoposthitis treatment of the underlying disease is carried out in the first place.
- Nonspecific microbes - bacteria (staphylococci, protea, Escherichia), herpes simplex and human papilloma viruses, as well as candida fungi, chlamydia, ureaplasma.
Advice! An acute form of pathology almost always develops due to infection, and chronic inflammation of the foreskin in men is often the result of prolonged irritating effects on the skin of the head of the penis, for example, with an increased concentration of sugar in the urine.
Causes and predisposing factors
For the development of the pathological process, only microbes are not enough, it is necessary to have a violation of the natural balance of the microflora of the genital organs.
How to diagnose balanopastitis
Occur at the following adverse circumstances:
- poor personal hygiene or a complete absence of such a man for a long time,
- microtrauma of the head and foreskin due to excessive cleanliness, frequent masturbation,
- allergic reactions to detergents, ointments, lubricants, etc.,
- chronic systemic diseases - hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome, diabetes,
- the presence of phimosis (severe narrowing of the flesh),
- hormone imbalance in the body of a man,
- pathology of the urinary system - pyelonephritis, urolithiasis, etc.,
- acquired immunodeficiencies that appear after chemotherapy, starvation, radiation exposure, hypothermia, taking immunosuppressants, treatment with antibiotics or other drugs,
- HIV, cancer, liver cirrhosis, autoimmune inflammation (lupus, scleroderma).
With balanoposthitis in men treatment will be effective after eliminating the common causes that weaken the body's resistance to microbes, and local factors that facilitate the penetration of infection into the external genitalia.
Bacterial balanitis and post
The causative agents of this disease are pyogenic microorganisms, more often it is strepto - and staphylococci.
Inflammation leaking quite heavyo with severe intoxication (headache and muscle pain, fever, malaise).
Against the background of the edematous and reddened head and skin of the flesh, pustules appear, in the absence of proper therapy, fibrous tissue grows over time and the sensitivity of the penis decreases.
Candidiasis balanoposthitis in men is the most common form of the disease.
Symptoms of inflammation appear when the body's defenses are weakened in the form spots and hyperemia foreskin and head, burning pain during emptying of the bladder and with coition, cheesy discharge and an off-white coating with a sour smell.
In untreated cases, complications develop (urethritis, cystitis, prostatitis). What is a fungal inflammation of the foreskin, many urologist patients who do not lead the right lifestyle know.
This form of the disease chronically most often caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2, which is inside the cells until the person’s immunity is weakened for several reasons.
In the clinic, a rash in the form of a group of vesicles on a reddened background draws attention, the vesicles open in a few days, erosion and small sores on the foreskin in men form, then they dry out and become crusty.
Itching and tingling on the scalp before the appearance of rashes are characteristic, severe pain not only during sex and urination, but also at rest. Another cause of a viral disease may be HPV (human papillomavirus), while in the clinic, typical is not erosive balanoposthitis, but genital warts, which are subject to surgical treatment.
It is transmitted only with unprotected coitus, and the infection passes to the skin of the head of the penis from the urethra.
Symptoms of the disease - white discharge, pain and burning during the act of urination, the appearance of small foci of inflammation on the surface of the penis.
Pathology is contagious, therefore, in a patient diagnosed with chlamydial balanoposthitis, treatment should be carried out immediately to avoid the development of serious complications (prostatitis, vesiculitis, etc.).
By the nature of the course, several varieties of balanoposthitis are distinguished.
Acute form the disease occurs in the following options:
- catarrhal inflammation - there is redness and swelling of the head, friability of the foreskin,
- erosive balanoposthitis - tissue damage reaches the degree of erosion, which cause sharp pain during sexual intercourse and urination, are often accompanied by the development of phimosis and regional lymphadenitis,
- gangrenous process - severe purulent-necrotic inflammation with the formation of ulcerative defects and sites of necrosis, the patient will have a fever and intoxication, the treatment is long.
Chronic illness lasts for years with alternating exacerbations and remissions, is ultimately implemented in one of two options:
- inductive process - the penis head is wrinkled,
- ulcerative hypertrophic inflammation - long-lasting non-healing deep sores on the foreskin in men lead to cicatricial deformity body.
General principles of treatment
To successfully get rid of the problem and improve the quality of life of the patient, it is first required to establish the cause of its occurrence. With symptoms of inflammation of the glans penis you need to contact a urologist or andrologist. Before treating balanoposthitis in men, the patient is usually offered a medical institution make an examination:
- general clinical analysis of urine and peripheral blood,
- seeding for bacteriuria and determination of sensitivity to antibacterial drugs,
- study of scraping from the urethra for specific infections (trichomoniasis, syphilis),
- PCR analysis for sexually transmitted diseases.
With a mild course of balanoposthitis home treatment it is usually enough for a complete recovery, provided that the patient follows all the recommendations of the doctor.
The basis is considered to be local conservative therapy - these are lotions, baths, applications with ointments on the area of the head of the penis. They always begin with strict daily compliance by a man with hygiene rules.
Be sure to make baths with a pink solution of potassium permanganate or furatsilina, they can be alternated with decoctions of antiseptic plants (a string, chamomile flowers, calendula, St. John's wort, oak bark). These procedures are carried out up to 5-6 times a day for 3-5 days.
If necessary, then apply ointment dressings, the choice of drug for local treatment depends on the cause of the pathology. With a simple uncomplicated inflammation of the head and flesh, sometimes just good hygiene is enough.
Important! How to treat balanoposthitis depending on the established etiology, a specialist will tell the patient.
With candida variety Diseases use different antifungal ointments and creams, for example, Clotrimazole, Nizoral, Terbinafine, Miconazole or others.
The drug is applied in a thin layer to the affected areas after washing (medical bath) and drying. There are forms in the form of a spray, for example, Lamisil, which irrigate the skin of the head of the penis for 2 seconds twice a day for a couple of weeks.
Fortunately, with candidal balanoposthitis in men treatment is successful In most cases.
Suppression of viral activity carried out by means of Acyclovir, which are prescribed to the patient both topically in the form of creams and ointments on the head and foreskin, and inside. In addition, immunostimulating drug therapy is indicated only as prescribed by the doctor. The dose and duration of treatment for this disease is determined by the doctor.
Purulent diseases always require antibiotics.
For example, Levomekol ointment with balanoposthitis has a pronounced antimicrobial effect due to the composition of Chloramphenicol (Levomycetin) and has a regenerating (healing) effect due to another component of Methyluracil.
Dressings with this medicine are applied to the glans penis and foreskin overnight daily for 5 days. There are other local antibacterial agents that are used as directed by a specialist.
Treatment of severe and chronic forms
How to treat balanoposthitis mixed or unclear etiology?
Severe inflammatory process responds well to therapy combined medicineshaving antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal effects - Triderm, Akriderm GK.
Peptic ulcer and erosive balanoposthitis are always treated not only with local drugs, but also with systemic drugs.
These are broad-spectrum antibiotics from the group of penicillins, cephalosporins (Ceftriaxone), fluoroquinolones (Ciprofloxacin), macrolides (Azithromycin).
With anaerobic flora, metronidazole is effective. All drugs are selected according to the sensitivity of the detected pathogens. If necessary, a man is corrected for sugar levels, stopping allergic reactions, symptoms of skin diseases, etc.
Important! In case of chronic inflammation or the presence of complications (paraphimosis, phimosis), independent treatment at home can be ineffective and even dangerous. In this case, they usually resort to circumcision of the foreskin.
Prevention of balanitis and fasting is the regular observance by a man of simple rules of personal hygiene.
It is very important to timely sanitize all chronic foci in the body, use barrier contraception for sexual relations with random people, exercise, eat right and give up bad habits. Only with this lifestyle you can not find out what it is balanoposthitis in men.