Penis health condition is a vital concern of man to sustain his ability to get erection, ejaculation, and reproduction. And records show that penis problems along these lines come from a deeper health issues, hence these issues with penis can have impact on other part of life that can cause stress or relationship problems and worst, destroys your self-confidence.
Phimosis refers to a condition where there is a restricted exposure of the tissue called foreskin at the head of the penis. For baby boys, the foreskin is very tight but can have the capacity to pull back freely to its natural position as the baby boys grow in age. However, when this condition remains as phimosis and are not addressed to properly may lead to some problems such as painful erections, difficulty in urinating, balanitis, and paraphimosis.
While phimosis is the generic cluster of the penis condition affecting some problems on the foreskin and the penis, we now focus briefly on some severe phimosis.
Paraphimosis is characterized by the foreskin being trapped beneath the glans and will not pull back to its natural position. It is recommended that if this condition continues for many hours or if the penis becomes deep purple due to inadequate flow of the blood, paraphimosis should be given immediate medical care because it can lead to other severe complications. Only those who are uncircumcised boys and men have higher chances of getting paraphimosis.
Another complication is a condition where there is the swelling of the glans and the foreskin called balanoposthistis. This condition happens to approximately 4% in uncircumcised boys ranging from 2 to 5 years old. Balanoposthitis is believed to be caused by an infection, allergies, and long exposure to urine for baby boys. It comes with pain during urination and bleeding from the foreskin. The condition can be relieved by the use of an antibiotic cream, warm bath, and right and proper personal hygiene.
Balanitis is a condition where the glans or the rounded tip of the penis is swollen while posthitis is the inflammation of the foreskin. Balanoposthitis is a condition where the glans and the foreskin are swollen. For women, balanitis is a condition of swollen clitoris. This condition can be infectious or non-infectious and patients with diabetes have higher risks of getting balanitis. Treatments for balanitis will depend on the severity of the condition and the causes. When the swelling is due to allergic reactions, the doctor may prescribe steroid cream to relieve the swelling. If there is an infection, antibiotic or antifungal medication will be prescribed and refrain from using the steroid cream. Refrain from using all kinds of soaps during the treatment until the signs have completely disappeared. Balanitis with bacterial infection, you will be given a medication involving antibiotics such as penicillin and erythromycin.
It should be understood that severe cases of phimosis should be given immediate medical attention and care. Do not waste time. Consult with your doctor regarding the signs and symptoms so that you will be given prescribed medications.