Hair tourniquet In infants, hair or clothing fibres can wind around the penile shaft forming a tourniquet. Your GP may ask a specialist to advise. Associated dysuria is common. If this occurs, both partners may require treatment at the same time to prevent further episodes. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans or head of the penis. Sometimes a cortisone cream can help to improve the problem more quickly.
Back to Health A to Z. This is the most common cause of balanitis. Reduced bacterial colonisation of the glans penis after male circumcision in children — A prospective study. Red spots? No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.