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Balanoposthitis Treatment and Reducing Inflammation

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Balanoposthitis treatment often varies depending on the nature of the patient’ symptoms. When this complex condition flares up, it’s important to find a solution that not only reduces inflammation but paves the way for future condition management. 

Balanoposthitis is a condition that affects the male genitalia (penis), causing inflammation around the glands and foreskin area. When foreskin is removed during circumcision, Balanoposthitis can only affect uncircumcised males. This condition can appear at any age and has many causes. 

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Finding the correct Balanoposthitis treatment is crucial for each patient.

Balanoposthitis Risk Factors

Certain risk factors can make Balanoposthitis more likely. Often, during a holistic treatment strategy, medical professionals will offer advice on the causes of Balanoposthitis to reduce the need for treatment in the future. Prevention is sometimes possible with proper cleaning and hygiene. 

In many cases, however, Balanoposthitis may be caused by an infection, such as:

  • Gonorrhoea
  • Fungal infections
  • Penile yeast infections
  • Chlamydia
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Chancroid
  • Trichomoniasis

When an infection is the primary cause of a breakout, the first step in Balanoposthitis treatment must involve addressing that underlying problem above anything else. An initial treatment may include the use of antifungals and antibiotics. However, additional holistic substances can be effective for protecting against long-term exposure to fungus growths caused by candida. 

The properties of the Sun Agaricus Blazei mushroom, for instance, have the potential to protect against overgrowth of Candida Albicans which may lead to fungal infections, by increasing the peroxide hydrogen from macrophages. 

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Holistic Balanoposthitis treatment

The various risk factors and unique components involved in Balanoposthitis champions the need for a holistic approach to treatment and prevention. This is particularly crucial when the origin of the condition is unknown. In these cases, treatment often focuses on reducing discomfort. 

Corticosteroid creams, antibiotics, and antifungals are quite common. However, making regular daily efforts to wash and dry the foreskin correctly are also important with preventing balanoposthitis. Holistic remedies are also highly effective at reducing over exposure to antibiotics and antifungals for men with recurring issues. 

Cayenne pepper, which contains capsaicin is effective at reducing pain and irritation caused by balanitis. Aloe vera gel reduces inflammation in the skin, and ginger is effective when consumed to reduce inflammation internally. 

Medical mushrooms can be particularly effective as part of a holistic treatment plan. Reishi mushroom contains high levels of PSP which can support the immunomodulatory functions of the body. It’s extract when given as part of a treatment process may be effective at reducing the inflammation caused by Balanoposthitis, and therefore reduce the discomfort of the condition. 

Reishi mushroom and calendula combinations can reduce discomfort and inflammation in the skin throughout the body, with minimal side effects or negative repercussions compared to similar treatments. 

Reducing Inflammation and Discomfort

Balanoposthitis treatment should focus on reducing inflammation and discomfort, without causing any significant side effects. Unfortunately, over-exposure to antibiotics and corticosteroids often used in Balanoposthitis treatment can be problematic themselves.

As a complex condition that can be agitated by a range of factors, balanoposthitis can be a recurring condition. Some people suffer from the chronic version of this condition. Others experience common symptoms caused by eczema, irritation, psoriasis, reactive arthritis, and even a tight foreskin. 

Common everyday activities can frequently lead to balanoposthitis, such as exposure to chlorine in a swimming pool which prompts penile irritation. In other conditions, Balanoposthitis treatment may be necessary after sexual intercourse, and can be caused by the rubbing of latex condoms. 

Fortunately, holistic treatments including mushrooms can offer a natural long-term treatment. Ganoderic acid common in Ganoderma Lucidum, for instance, can support the immune system functioning of the body, and reduce inflammation in a range of conditions. The anti-inflammatory properties of the mushroom are most evident when taken in extract form. 

Cordyceps extract can also restrain tissue fibrosis, reducing inflammation in various components of the body. When dealing with immune system performance and infections, Cordyceps extract has both anti-viral and anti-replicative actions. This could mean that this substance would be effective at reducing the risk of conditions of Balanoposthitis occurring as a result of infection. 

Polyporus umbellatus extract, frequently used for urinary infections, could be particularly valuable for use in conditions featuring Balanoposthitis. This substance is useful in bladder disorders and has a diuretic effect that can help to eliminate various forms of bacteria. It also improves immune system functioning to remove excess bacteria which may be responsible for infections that demand Balanoposthitis treatment.

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Hania is a Mycotherapy specialist with an extensive background in the Natural Medicine field. She is qualified Naturopath, master coach, a life alignment healer and teacher, and she has worked with thousands of clients for many years as a traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturist, wellness consultant, and healer. She has developed a passion for food as medicine, functional plants and mushrooms. After years of clinical practice in acupuncture in London, Melbourne and the South East Asia, Hania returned to the UK where she works as a Mycotherapy specialist and coach.

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