Balanitis Home Care
Home care for balanitis includes:
- Clean the penis with warm, soapy water several times a day.
- Anti-bacterial ointment:
- Apply it to the penis several times a day.
- Bacitracin can be obtained at most pharmacies without a prescription
- Do not use Neosporin, may cause allergic skin rash.
- Take prescribed medications as directed.
- Avoid intercourse until symptoms are gone.
Balanitis Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have balanitis and any of the following:
Continue to Balanitis Prevention
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