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The best treatment for getting rid of balanitis

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The best treatment for getting rid of balanitis

August 27, 2013

Q: What is the fastest treatment to cure balanitis?

A: Balanitis is usually caused by a fungal infection. I would recommend a combination of oral Diflucan and topical Nystatin to be sure this goes away most quickly.

It is most commonly cause by Candida-type fungus and would respond well to this treatment. You may obtain Nystatin-type products over the counter (ask your pharmacist if you need help finding). Oral Diflucan would require a prescription from your doctor.

-- Answer from Dr. Anthony Bray, a physician on JustAnswer.

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