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Penis - BalanitisHello, I have had penis issues since the age of 6 or 7 and i had infections and was prescribed antibiotics then but didn't take it all because it was a nasty tasting liquid. I am a shy guy and had just been too afraid to combat this issue. I am uncircumcised and am now 22 years old. I combated my fears and went to a urologist and I received a dorsal slit a year and 3 months ago to open the very tight foreskin and now I can retract the foreskin to a certain extent but it seems I have skin adhesion attaching the foreskin to the glands all the way around and can not retract past the glands and seem to have no frenulem visible. It is also infected with shiny , red scales on the head with a distinct nasty fishy odour. I have been told i cannot be circumcised because it would cause too much scar tissue to form and I recently went to the doctors to get blood tests for diabetes and a urinalysis aswell, and am awaiting the results. Is there any homeopathic remedy to fix my problem including the adhesions aswell as the infection too. Thanks
staind on 2008-01-17
This thread continues beneath the following ad.First, if you do some research on this you will find that most balanitis is fungal. But with the description of a fishy odor, it sounds more like bacterial. It could have started as fungal and turned into bacterial.
Have you tried any homeopathic calendula ointment applied topically? You can buy this at a health food store or order online here at abc or another online vender. You want the homeopathic calendula. Make sure you get Boiron or Hyland's brand. There are others, Heel is one, Washingon is another and they are fine too, but if the label doesn't say homeopathic or the calendula listed on the label doesn't have a number and letter after it, it isn't homeopathic. It should say something like calendula 6x, 3x or 6c.
Second, if you have this reccurring frequently you need to look at the cause. If it is caused by yeast or fungus, you will want to remember if you are using soap or bubble bath or some other irritant on your foreskin or in your bath water. I reccomend that you clean with hydorgen peroxide or baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and water alone, no soap. In fact, before you apply the calendula, soak in an epsom salt bath and then apply the calendula ointment.
Cordial on 2008-01-18
I should have said that too much soap or bubble bath has been known to cause this problem. Also bubble bath and most shampoos have sodium laurel sulfate in them and this is a susding agent. Many people are sensitive to this ingredient and to soap and get balanitis from that. Use only water after you get this cleared up.
Cordial on 2008-01-18Hey Cordial, I don't use bubble bath as I don't take baths, just shower and I will eliminate using products with sodium laurel sulfate to see what happens. I get the feeling the problem is bigger than that but I'll give it a try! I currently use a natural soap but I don't know if it contains that chemical in it and am not too sure of the brand name. I will give the calendula ointment a try and see if there is any improvement. Would a zinc oxide cream work at all? Thanks
staind on 2008-01-18I'm not familiar with Zinc Oxide cream. I'm thinking antifungals. But I'd go for the homeopathic calendula first. That stuff is amazing.
Cordial on 2008-01-18Links to more info on Balanitis from my saved links on my computer. These are many years old, but I will check them first to make sure they are all good before posting them here.
This one says it is associated with over washing:
I had 2 others, but they were dead links.
Cordial on 2008-01-19http://www.abchomeopathy.com/go.php?sr=66248,66255,66259,66464,67264,67518
I repertorised your symtoms and the above link is what I came up with. It is for Lachesis. You can take a 30c pellet in a glass of water, stir it. Take one sip at 1 hour intervals. Then see how it is the next day. It should be improving at that point. Take 3 sips or teaspoons of the water each day until you see it nearly healed. If it returns you can take the same remedy again.
Cordial on 2008-01-19Hey Cordial, I bought the Boiron calendula cream, it doesnt have a number after it or before but it says its homeopathic and says calendula officinalis MT 5%. I also got the Boiron Lachesis 30CH, is CH the same as C? They just sold CH AND 6X. I'll give it all a try and post the results. Thanks
staind on 2008-01-22How are your symptoms now? Are you better? You should not be taking any more lachesis now, but only waiting for improvements. Can you tell me what happened?
Cordial on 2008-02-02This thread continues beneath the following ad.I found a remedy that will help almost anyone suffering from Balenitis. This is from 'The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy' by Valerie Ann Worwood: Bathe the area twice a day with Lavender essential oil (5 drops) and German Chamomile essential oil (5 drops) in a bowl of warm water with a teaspoon of salt stirred in. After bathing the area, apply the following oil mixture: Thyme linalol essential oil (3 drops) per 2 teaspoons of Jojoba Oil. Mix gently in a bottle. To keep a mixture on hand, store in a dark brown or cobalt blue bottle to prevent the oils from changing and place away from any sunlight. The Thyme linalol and Jojoba oil mixture should get rid of a mild case of Balenitis without having to bathe with the Lavender and German Chamomile. Use the Thyme linalol and Jojoba oil mixture until the infection is gone. For a mild case this usually takes a day or two. The oils can be found online or at any well supplied herbalist shop. I hope this helps everyone searching for an answer.
liveon on 2010-11-01
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