Treatment depends on the specific cause that can vary from case to case. Your doctor's choice of an appropriate treatment is based on the severity of your symptoms, the extent to which they affect your lifestyle, and the presence of any other medical conditions.
In cases of bacterial or fungal infections, treatment may include oral antibiotics or topical antimicrobial cream to treat the infection. Other ointment may be used to ease skin irritation, if necessary. For uncircumcised men who have a tight, difficult to retract foreskin with repeated bouts of balanitis, circumcision may be considered.