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In recurrent infection you will be given advice about genital hygiene and the use of soaps and bubble baths which can exacerbate this condition. Referral may be considered if there is no improvement or if there is an associated phimosis (narrowing of the foreskin and inability to fully retract your foreskin). Most often, when the response is poor and your problem persists, your physician will refer you to a dermatologist or at times a urologist for a second opinion and ultimate management. There are several conditions that are not caused by bacteria, yeast or chemical irritants that may mimic a balanitis.