Do I need a prescription for balanitis?
When to see your doctor While balanitis is not usually serious, it can be a sign of another condition, such as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or thrush (a type of yeast infection). Also visit your doctor if your son develops balanitis. They may need prescription-only medication, such as antibiotics.
Can cortizone 10 be used for balanitis?
Prescribe topical hydrocortisone 1% once daily (and consider adding an imidazole cream), for up to 14 days. If symptoms are not improving by seven days: stop topical hydrocortisone and take a sub-preputial swab to exclude or confirm a fungal or bacterial infection – manage according to results.
Can you get clotrimazole over the counter?
Clotrimazole topical preparations are used to treat fungus infections on the skin. This medicine is available both over-the-counter (OTC) and with your doctor’s prescription. This product is available in the following dosage forms: Cream.
Is Neosporin good for balanitis?
Apply bacitracin (not Neosporin) for pediatric patients if bacterial infection is suspected. Apply topical clotrimazole for adult men with probable candidal balanitis.
Can I buy antifungal cream?
Can I buy antifungal medication? Yes – there a number of antifungal creams you can buy at your pharmacy (for example, clotrimazole, and terbinafine). In addition, you can also buy oral fluconazole from your pharmacy, to treat vaginal thrush.
Is there a quick cure for balanitis?
Ginger is a fantastic home treatment for balanitis. As with garlic, ginger has strong antibacterial properties. It can simply be grated and added to curries, stews, and stir-fry dishes as a healthy flavor enhancer. Ginger also makes a delicious tea which is easily prepared by boiling ginger in water for a few minutes before straining and drinking.
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How to tell if balanitis is fungal or bacterial?
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