Causes Of An Inflamed Foreskin Causes of posthitis are many and varied. They include infectious diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, trichomoniasis, scabies, and candidiasis (a yeast infection), which can usually be treated or at least managed, in the case of herpes, quite easily if you see a doctor in a timely manner.Author: Kate Smith.
Inflammation – sore and red foreskin. Common causes include forced retraction, irritants such as bubble baths or dirty nappies. Infection – the most common include posthitis and balanitis. Posthitis is infection of the foreskin, usually caused by fungus thriving in the hot and moist conditions.Page last reviewed: 31 Aug 2014.
Dec 10, 2018 · Posthitis refers to inflammation of the foreskin alone. Balanitis usually leads to this if you’re uncircumcised. When both the glans and foreskin are inflamed, it’s called balanoposthitis.Author: Tim Jewell.