My foreskin has swollen for the last few days and I also have some itching sensation. It, however, does not pain. I also see some redness on the head of my penis. Is it allergic or yeast infection? I have not had any physical relationship for more than 3 years.
Swelling and itching
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Hi, the inflammation of the foreskin and glans in uncircumcised males, balanoposthitis occurs over a wide age range and may have any of multiple bacterial or fungal origins or be caused by contact dermatitides. Complex infections have been well documented, often from a poorly retractile foreskin and poor hygiene that leads to colonization and overgrowth. Treatment focuses on clearing the acute infection and preventing recurrent inflammation/infection through improved hygiene. circumcision may be considered for refractory or recurrent balanoposthitis.
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