Currently, men suffer from various diseases of the urogenital system. These include infections, traumatic injuries, inflammatory processes. Very often there is a symptom such as redness. The foreskin and the head suffer from it. This is one of the most common reasons for men to see a doctor. Often such a symptom is scary. In some cases redness and itching or redness and burning may occur. It all depends on the cause of the hyperemia. Infections are often the cause of such disease of the head of the penis and foreskin. These include gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonosis. They spread sexually and are therefore of great social importance. Irritation may, in some cases, indicate an allergic reaction. It develops in body care products, latex and even clothing. Redness and swelling are the main signs of balanitis and balanoposte. Let us consider the redness of the head and foreskin more closely, the etiology, the concomitants, the treatment of the underlying disease as dangerous.
Redness of the penis head in balanitis
The pathology of the male reproductive organs includes diseases such as balanitis. Balanitis in men is an inflammation of the skin on the head of the penis. It is rarely diagnosed. The causes of balanitis in men are very different: infectious diseases (chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis), non-communicable diseases (skin diseases, diabetes mellitus). Balanitis often develops in the context of decreased immunity. If the head of a man’s genitals is red, this may indicate the initial stage of the disease.
Hyperemia of the head in combination with edema, maceration is characteristic of simple catarrhal balanites. This pathology is dangerous because if left untreated, erosions on the scalp can occur and, in case of infection, it is possible to ulcerate the organ and its necrosis. If the first signs (hyperemia) appear, you should see a doctor. The treatment of balanite at an early stage is done topically with baths that contain antiseptic agents. In later stages, antibacterial therapy is shown.
Inflammation of the head and foreskin
If the head and foreskin are red, this indicates balanoposte. This is a pathological condition characterized by inflammation of the head of the penis and the foreskin. Men of all ages, including children and adolescents, suffer from them. A similar pathology of the head and foreskin occurs in the following circumstances: when pathogens (staphylococci, streptococci, trichomonas, herpes viruses, fungi), with isolated cutaneous lesions, inability to keep the genitals clean.
The factors of development of balanopositis can be the weakening of the body’s defenses, diabetes, allergies, lack of vitamins in the body, anemia, tight foreskin. For balanoposteitis it is characterized by the redness of the foreskin and head of the organ, its swelling. The accompanying signs are disturbances in the excretion of urine due to the narrowing of the urethra, pain during sex, discomfort, itching. Redness and burning are very common symptoms of balanoposte. In some cases it develops in a context of candidiasis.
As for children, redness of the foreskin and head may occur if you use the wrong hygiene care, diapers or irritants. The therapy aims to maintain the care of the genitals, the local treatment with antimicrobial ointments and anti-inflammatory agents. It is necessary to prescribe antibiotics. In severe cases, surgical intervention is indicated.
Reduction of foreskin in candidiasis
Men can suffer from a different pathology, which is increasingly recognized today. What if the head and foreskin are red, itching, burning and discharge in quarcaus? All of these symptoms point to candidiasis. This pathology develops more frequently in women than in men. Currently, candidiasis cases are more common in men. Candidate Candida. They are present in the body under normal conditions, but diseases can occur when pathogenic species are introduced or when they reproduce quickly.
Patients complain of redness of the foreskin and glans, itching, burning. A distinctive feature is the plaque and white secretions, which have a cottage cheese character. In addition to itching and burning, there is strangulation (pain when urinating). Sexual intercourse is also difficult, often painful. Candidiasis develops in the form of various pathologies of the urogenital system (cystitis, balanoposthitis, urethritis). Of great importance are favorable factors that contribute to the development of candidiasis.