Causes of Glans Inflammation
There are many underlying causes of glans inflammation and sometimes you are not aware that the simple things that you observe are leading you to a worse medical condition, prevention is always better than cure.
Causes of Glans Inflammation
Balanitis, the term used for a glans inflammation, may have some causes.
Candida albicans - it is the most common cause among the other factors. It is a fungus that causes thrush or the yeastlike fungus, causing whitish patches.
Bacteria - These can develop or multiply rapidly especially in the moist and warm conditions under the foreskin
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - It includes Herpes simplex virus, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.
Skin conditions can also trigger the condition. Certain skin conditions are:
Lichen planus - A skin disease with small, itchy, pink, or purple spots on the arms or the legs
Eczema - The term used for a chronic, or long-term, a skin condition that can lead to itchy, reddened, cracked, and dry skin.
Psoriasis - It can be distinguished with a dry and scaly skin disorder
Dermatitis - Is an inflammation of the skin, due to direct contact with an irritant or an allergic reaction to the skin.
Risk Factors of Glans Inflammation
If ignored and left untreated, an inflamed glans may lead to a worse condition where treatment is much costly. Find out what can happen if glans inflammation is not treated.
Scarring of the opening of the penis - the wounds caused by the inflammation may leave a mark on your penis and in some cases, it takes a long time for them to be healed. Thus, scars remain.
Inadequate blood and other bodily fluids supply to the penis - The inflammation might also result in damaged cells or tissue. In a worse case, it may damage or affect any blood vein.
Painful retraction of the foreskin - the pain due to the inflammation may result in a pain when the foreskin is moved.
Treatment for Glans Inflammation
Treatment for Glans of Inflammation also varies depending on the underlying cause. Among the causes given, you have to assess what are those that lead to inflammation. If you cannot identify one, you need to go to a doctor or a specialist to have a check-up. One illness can be linked to different causes and each cause has the specific treatment that you must take. Initially, you need to identify the practices that lead to an inflamed glans.
Most of the time, the doctor or the specialist advises the patients on the things, practices, foods or drinks to avoid and to take or do; however, in many severe cases, personal or face-to-face consultation is needed. It is highly advised to patients who have a sensitive medical condition like this to see a doctor and be examined. Do not let the inflammation to get worse. The worse that it gets, the harder it is to be cured. Also, the consequence is a much expensive treatment because a specific medical procedure must be done.
Always take good care of your body part that is sensitive and needs good hygienic care. Once that your glans suffer in severe damage or severe medical condition, the effects will be a lot painful and complicated.
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