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What is the fastest way to get rid of a tight foreskin?
- Exercises. As both a treatment and preventive measure, gently pull back and move the foreskin.
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medication. OTC corticosteroid creams and ointments such as hydrocortisone can be effective for many skin conditions that cause or worsen phimosis.
- Prescription medication.
What can I use for phimosis?
Topical steroids (a cream, gel or ointment that contains corticosteroids) are sometimes prescribed to treat a tight foreskin. They can help soften the skin of the foreskin, making it easier to retract. Phimosis can cause pain, skin splitting, or a lack of sensation during sex.
Can I use Vaseline for phimosis?
A doctor can manually retract the foreskin under local or general anaesthesia. You may also be shown how to gradually retract the foreskin after a bath, using petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or some other form of lubrication. But if the problem persists, circumcision may be necessary.
Can phimosis be treated easily?
If daily retraction is enough to loosen the foreskin, then pulling it back gently when bathing or urinating should be enough to keep the penis from any hygiene-related complications. Phimosis can be a serious and painful condition. However, it’s treatable, and outcomes are usually very good.
What cream helps with phimosis?
First-line treatment recommendation for pathologic phimosis Alternative option is betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% or 0.1%. To apply the cream, gently retract the foreskin to the tightest area.
Why do adults get phimosis?
Adult phimosis may be caused by repeated episodes of balanitis or balanoposthitis. Such infections are commonly due to poor personal hygiene (failure to regularly clean under the foreskin). Phimosis may be a presenting symptom of early diabetes mellitus.
How can I treat phimosis at home without surgery?
In this conservative (non-surgical) treatment approach, a steroid cream is applied to the tip of the foreskin twice a day over a period of four to eight weeks. The steroid cream makes it easier to stretch the skin. After two weeks, the child or his parents can start trying to gradually stretch the foreskin once a day.
What is the best treatment for tight foreskin?
Treatment options Exercises. As both a treatment and preventive measure, gently pull back and move the foreskin. Over-the-counter (OTC) medication. OTC corticosteroid creams and ointments such as hydrocortisone can be effective for many skin conditions that cause or worsen phimosis. Prescription medication. Surgery.
Is phimosis an emergency?
In most men, phimosis is not a serious problem and will not require treatment. However, it is not expected to improve on its own. As noted above, paraphimosis is sometimes a medical emergency, and the penis may become permanently damaged if you do not seek immediate medical attention.
How do you get phimosis?
Phimosis occurs when the skin over the glans cannot be folded back to reveal the head of the penis. This can happen in two ways and the cause is usually the same in the two, changing the time when the condition occurs: Congenital phimosis. The foreskin cannot be retracted from birth, since it is far too narrow.