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Health A-Z

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Harvard Medical School

When to Call A Doctor

Contact your physician if:

  • You develop balanitis that does not respond to hygiene measures and an over-the-counter antifungal medication

  • Your physician's prescription does not appear to be curing your condition

  • The balanitis keeps returning

  • You have diabetes, because balanitis may be a signal that your blood sugar is not well controlled.

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