Balanitis / Balanoposthitis / Infected Head of Penis

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

In the conventional or allopathic treatment antibiotic ointments and / or steroid ointments are prescribed to treat balanitis or systemic (oral) antibiotics are recommended. Pain medications are used to alleviate pain and tenderness.

In the conventional / allopathic treatment systemic drugs are prescribed according to the causative agent. Local applications are widely used which can result in itching, irritation and pain in the organ.

Contrary to the conventional medicine, the action of homeopathy is much safer, deeper acting, and results much longer lasting by energizing the body's curative powers and are not dependant on the causative organism.

Homeopathic remedies act as strong anti-inflammatory medicines which boost up the immune system of the body by escalating the number of specialized white blood cells called T-lymphocytes that are vital in the body's defense against certain bacteria, fungi, viruses and cure balanitis.

In severe cases where phimosis results surgery may also be required.

In contrast homeopathy medicines have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect which treat the infection from the root, prevent further recurrences, prevent complications and saves you from a surgeon’s knife.

A study carried out at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, UK, has revealed that more than 70% of patients with chronic diseases said homeopathy helped them feel better. The 6-year study involved over 6,500 patients.

There are 65 homeopathy medicines which give great relief in balanitis / balanoposthitis / infected head of penis. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is balanitis / balanoposthitis / infected head of penis

Balanitis is an inflammation of the head (the glans) and foreskin of the penis.

It generally affects uncircumcised males. These are men who have a foreskin, which is the "hood" of soft skin that partially covers the head of the penis. In balanitis, the head and foreskin become red and inflamed. In circumcised men, who lack a foreskin, these symptoms only affect the tip of the penis.

The inflammation can be due to infection, harsh soaps, or failure to properly rinse soap off while bathing.

Several other diseases, including reactive arthritis and lichen sclerosis atrophicus, can lead to balanitis.

Men with uncontrolled diabetes are at risk of developing it.


  • Poor hygiene under the foreskin
  • Irritation from condoms, spermicides or clothing
  • STDs (sexual transmitted diseases)
  • Yeast infection
  • Bacterial infection

Common pathogens

  • Candida albicans
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Treponema pallidum (syphilis)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Streptococcus species
  • Staphylococcus aureus


  • Redness of foreskin or penis
  • Other rashes on the head of the penis
  • Foul smelling discharge
  • Painful penis and foreskin


Balanitis is usually diagnosed based on a brief physical examination. The doctor may take a sample of the discharge (if any) to determine the nature of the possible infection. A urine test may be recommended to evaluate glucose (sugar) levels in the urine.


Recurrent bouts of balanitis may cause scarring of the preputial orifice; the reduced elasticity may lead to pathologic phimosis.


Good hygiene can prevent most cases of balanitis. During bathing, the foreskin should be retracted to adequately clean and dry the area beneath it.

*In April 2009 I consulted a urologist with complaint of tight penile foreskin & white patches inside penile foreskin. Urologist diagnosed it as “Early BXO or Balanitis xerotica obliterans, tight prepuce, phimosis” and suggested circumcision with meatal dilation.

I underwent circumcision with meatal dilation. This improved the little white patches that were left on the glans penis. Then after some time I started observing that the urethral opening was getting blocked by membrane like layer occasionally. Sometimes I noticed white milky secretions from the urethral opening. Also now the side of the urethral opening is a bit swollen and red.

I consulted the urologist again. He diagnosed me again with balanitis and meatal stenosis. Suggested to do self dilation with meatal dilator for 2 weeks and if situation does not improve, then to consider surgery (Meatoplasty).

I understand that balanitis or BXO is still and is causing the white milky secretion and reducing the skinelasticity and indirectly making the urethral opening smaller which could later create more complication affecting the urination, bladder & kidney. From your site, I came to know that balanitis, urethral stricture & variants can be successfully treated with homeopathy.

After 40 days of treatment: The situation has improved and has started showing improvement. The secretion of white milky liquid has reduced; though secretion is there, but is not forming the membrane like layer anymore. Actually I can notice the milky secretion only if I urinate after a gap of say 4 hours. The texture of the skin around the urethral opening has changed (I would say improved) - few of the white patches have turned brownish. The urethral opening is keeping dry unlike before start of medication when the milky liquid used to start secreting within 15 minutes of urination and kept the area wet.

- Mr. Manoj Gupta

Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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I am having Balanitis since a long time. What I have observed is that it used to be aggravated from use of condoms. I am having redness under the foreskin and lower part of the glans. No itching, no eruptions and no pus etc. But while having sex scratches develop under the foreskin which pain slightly. I was using fourderm cream now discontinued as I was told that it's a steroid. Which homeo medicine is best for my condition?

Jul 23, 2020 2:44 pm Reply

I have BXO. A dilatation procedure was done in 2010. Since then all was until a few weeks ago. I started getting burning sensation at the tip of penis whole releasing urine. Also, the urine flow became thin. I spoke to a doctor friend of mine who has suggested antibiotic for few days. I do not wish to go for procedures again. Please guide the possible options of treatment. My age is 48, I have no other problems like BP, Sugar etc. I am non vegetarian and at least one meal with read meat. Occasionally, I take 60-90 ml of alcohol (may be once a week). I, occasionally, smoke (may be about 7-10 cigarettes in a year).

Abhishek Sinha
Jul 17, 2020 5:03 am Reply

Swelling of penis

Kalipada Pramanik
Jul 15, 2020 8:49 am Reply

Sir I am suffering from Balanitis , my penis glans area is itching , some red spots come on the glans, foul smell coming , also have Mild pain and burning sensation on the head of the penis , Sir I am 23 years old , suffering from 2 weeks , please help sir give best medicine for permanent cure of this Disease..!!

Rajesh Das
May 9, 2020 3:20 am Reply

Sir the area at the junction of the foreskin and the gland is having a tendency to tear on medium streching ... this condition is there now since 10 years. I am managing nicely by maintaining proper hygene and cleaning using very mild (Baby soap) occationaly say twice a week . Now it appears the same tearing tendency has spread to wife also. Please sugest a remedy

Oct 5, 2018 10:58 am Reply

Sir.. I am 32 years old and diagnosed high suger level. Few months back I have got an yeat infection and balantis sort of issue that has been sort with antibiotic and cream after 5 months I start feeling itchiness, redness small Mark's and pain while intercourse. I am meeting the doc for suger control but wanna know if there is an homopathy treatment that can remove this issue from root and I can have better sex life too.. going through with lots of stress please help

Aug 30, 2018 9:35 pm Reply

Red Ness on penis white dust on forehead and foreskin it is irritating and pain

Srinivasulu Jada
Jul 21, 2018 1:10 pm Reply

Suffering from Balanitis due to diabetes please suggest cure

Pradeep Massey
Jun 1, 2018 6:37 am Reply

Please sir give solution . I have some cracked for head skin of my penis. And itching and red my skin is very tight. Can't up down of skin. I am not a diabetic patient. Please sir give best remedy in my mail.

Jayanta Das
May 25, 2018 7:53 am Reply

Iam suffering from Joons Balantis on my penis since last two years.Please priscribe medicine for the above problem.

Venugopal Reddy Kola
Apr 27, 2018 12:58 pm Reply

Outer skin of penis becomes constricted and wcracks like situation is due to diabetes disease is called balanitis

Abhay Kumar Singh
Feb 13, 2018 11:26 am Reply

I have red patches under skin of penis with sticky secretion with smell .Kindly advise

Oct 1, 2017 9:49 pm Reply

penis forehead skin get tight and automatically small cuts developed on forehead skin of penis.

Sep 10, 2017 1:43 am Reply penis forehead skin get tight and automatically small cuts developed on forehead skin of penis,urine not pass easily . Please sir give best remedy in my mail. Raj Kishore
Nov 25, 2017 2:25 pm

suffering from cercinate balanitis for last one year,Allopathic treatmant is not giving relief.Itching,redness,herpatic eruption on glans and prepuce and inflamation of glans are common symptoms,pl suggest.

Dr.Vachaspati Uniyal
Aug 17, 2017 9:09 pm Reply

Hello sir mere panis pr chote chote red dane huye hai docter se concult kiya too unhone bola ki balantis hua hai sir kya ye thik hota hai

Aug 17, 2017 8:30 pm Reply

Hi, I have white patch on penis glans and white lesions on foreskin, have tried lots of things but nothing seems to help

Aug 13, 2017 2:19 pm Reply


Sagar Dabholkar
Aug 11, 2017 9:39 pm Reply

sir near my paines and my lags infaction and very allergic and my paines top red sume time treated me

N.S. Rathi
Jun 6, 2017 3:25 pm Reply

I am suffering from balanitis since long time repeted the rashes cracking the head of penis and force skin it is painfull and eatching and not suiting the elophathy treatment.

Anil Ganorkar
May 16, 2017 11:04 am Reply


Rabindra Sethi
Apr 29, 2017 1:35 pm Reply

My kids age 3y 9month his foreskin area is small according doctor is there any treatment in homeopathic with out surgical.

Dambaru Sahu
Mar 30, 2017 6:44 am Reply

Above mentioned signs and symptoms with rashes in body area more help the breast and up the knee.... Especially in stomach...Please help

Gaurav Junj Thapa
Mar 4, 2017 11:33 pm Reply

Sir basically I am a diabetic 5 years back i found sugar with minimum level and went for allopathy took treatment sugar leveled and the i leave it and then i went to sidda they have given some tablet but recently i check with level it goes 330 then again i went to allopathy now it is levelled but my penis are getting swelled and reddisehnes, small wound on the penile shaft now now i am applying oinment regularly previously without dr advise i used have applied chlotermozle for more than 6 months but now i do it with allopathy dr advise kindly guide me to cure the red patch and swelling if one wound is cured another wound is coming please give me guidance it is very irritating so that i am not able to intercourse once after intercourse with my partner immediately i got reddishness on the skin

Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm Reply

My forskin is trouble to rollback radishes & cuts in penis outer layer i am suffering pain in rollback

Ashutosh Kumar Srivastava
Nov 15, 2016 10:49 am Reply

suffering from balanitis for years reddish on penis it appears and dissapears

Sd Maneckshaw
Oct 17, 2016 8:25 pm Reply

Sir.Iam diabetc from 10 yrs and with HTN from 4yrs.Last year i developed balantid and used Ofloxacin tabs (14) and got cured.Again in the month of August 16,same situation and cured with ofloxacin tabs and clotrimazole ointment .My sugar and B.P levels are well under controle.I used to maitain perfect hygeine.Iam obese 98kgs and of 67 yrs of age Kindly andvise suitable homeo medicine to cure it completly. Thanking you in advance -Yours faihfully G.d.Prasad.

Gajarla Siva Prasad
Oct 5, 2016 9:06 am Reply

My gland penis is inflamed and light pain after washing with detol and foreskin is ulcerated but dry and retraction of foreskin is problematic.

Pravat Mazumder
Sep 17, 2016 10:27 am Reply

Doctor, I had fungal infection on my penis head, after taking antibiotics and then i switched to homeopathic medicine BC 20, for almost 2 months I feel OK but still there are marks on the penis head, where the infection happened and I am still taking BC 20 and have balance dose of two months and I want to continue and finish the dose..I am using ointment Candid twice a day,,I am just worried for the slight marks which are slightly visible, otherwise I am OK, you think these marks still there coz the infection not 100% cured.. please advice and if this medicine is ok or need to be changed and how long more to continue.. I am 51 yr old..I don't eat any other medicine.. Thanks..

Sep 5, 2016 8:26 am Reply

Sir I am suffering from Balanitis from last 3 months I tried couple of antifungal cream and antibiotics but not relief with medicines its gets OK but reappears plz suggest some medicines.

Manoj Mehta
Aug 15, 2016 11:14 am Reply

I'm suffering from balanitis from last 7 months I tried couple of anti fungal cream and had antibiotics but not relief I live in Australia please advise thanks

H Singh
Jul 28, 2016 3:32 pm Reply

I have foreskin and 29 yrs old,head of the penis is covered with mucus type grey white dry fatty substances, infection is going on for last 5 yrs till date, again recently a red circle formed in the head of penis which is gradually increasing in size and the skin in the circle is more silky and shiny then the other part of the head, as i pull back my foreskin and keep the head open to leave it dry,plz suggest homeo medicine to completely cure the problem.

Polash Bordoloi
Jun 18, 2016 12:43 am Reply