Blanitis Natural Cures And Effective Home Remedies
Balanitis is a venereal disease which leads to redness and swelling of the top of the penis. It occurs mainly among men who have not undergone circumcision of the penis. Uncircumcised men who maintain poor levels of hygiene are more likely to get this infection as compared to those who are circumcised. This is because bacteria, sweat and other discharges collect under the foreskin. As the foreskin is tight, men who are negligent about hygiene, typically catch this infection. The infection can also be sexually transmitted where in men have multiple sex partners.
Allergic reactions to chemicals in soaps, ointments or detergents can also cause Balanitis. It is also likelier to happen to men suffering from diabetes as the glucose which gets trapped under the foreskin during urinal discharge enables bacteria to multiply. The symptoms of Balanitis are quite obvious and can be easily recognized by rash, itching and redness of the penis and additionally by discharge of a foul smelling liquid.
Balanitis, once it occurs, can be contained depending upon the degree of seriousness. The most important way to do so is to diligently maintain hygiene and cleanliness of the body in general and the penile organs in particular. Cleaning of the penile head thoroughly will help in curbing the spread of the infection. The best way to wash the penile head with is glycerin soap rather than a regular soap.
While cleaning of the head of the penis it is important that it should not lead to any discomfort, which if happens then one should see a doctor. It is also advisable to use lukewarm water to wash the penis thoroughly. It is also very important to air out the penis for 10-15 minutes and remove all traces of moisture from the foreskin. This should be ensured while passing urine too. Dry foreskin prevents the infection bacteria from spreading. It is also advisable to avoid sexual intercourse when suffering from the infection. This will ensure that the infection gets cured faster. If intercourse has happened then immediately after the intercourse wash and dry the penis as stated above. In addition to general hygiene, one can also use certain things to reduce the itchy feeling and swelling. Applying yogurt on the infected areas and leaving it for about half an hour reduces the itchiness. A mixture of aloe vera gel and baby oil also helps reduce the swelling considerably and soothes the infected areas. Including lots of yogurt in the diet also helps as it is an extremely effective anti-microbial.