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How Long Does Smegma Last Time Scale
I m 22 year old virgin. Does buildup of smegma for long time can cause clitorial and labia minora adhesion on one side?
Bathe: Wash these areas with soap and water ...Read more
Whitish material that collects under the foreskin in males & between labia & under clitoral hood in females. Primarily compresses dead, sloughed skin skin cells plus possible moisture from sweat, urine or gland secretion. Form into variable size pearl like collections in uncircumcised boys, which work their way out from under foreskin & part of physiologic mechanism of ...Read more
I am a female and have smegma under the clitoral hood. I have to clean myself a few times daily; is there anything I can use to keep it away?
Use a washcloth: Smegma is desquamative skin trapped between two skin edges. This exfoliation of skin is a normal process and happens everywhere we have skin. In skin creases the exfoliated skin gets trapped and accumulates and that is the condition you described. Is using a washcloth to scrub in these areas helps eliminate the smegma. ...Read more
I took a shower last night and now this morning when I rubbed my penis head white smegma appeared why is this, it didn't happen last night?
Took diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection and no longer have it. I notice little white cheese on clitoris and labia. Is this smegma? Did diflucan (fluconazole) cause it?
Deep cleaning: You are likely talking about post operative discomfort. It all depends on how bad your gum disease is. Typically, most of my patients are back to normal in a few days and only need some Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Some people are better the next day and some take up to a month. The latter being very unusual. Warm salt water rinses a few times a day will help. Hang in there ...Read more
I have circular patches on my skin, stomach & back. Then are scaling & itching from time to time. What could it be?
Four appointments: With deeper pockets, advanced periodontal disease and extensive rough root surfaces, the deep scaling and root planing might be broken down into four separate quadrants. The average time per visit (one quadrant) is 45-60 minutes. ...Read more
Deep cleaning: Usually between 15-30 min per quadrant.Get a more detailed answer ›
How do you know if you have a gum disease? I got a scaling at my last appointment and my gums are getting puffy and white at the gumline
Ask a dentist?: The only way to diagnose this is direct examination, if you haven't found a good dentist, I suggest you go see one, puffy gums suggests gum disease - so no smoking, more healthy choices, and good genes (can't control that) will get you started, a good hygiene plan and a good dentist will help you get the rest of the way to better gums ...Read more
Is it ok to use a scaler bought at drug store to clean stains off my front teeth? Does it matter how often? Doesn't damage teeth over time, does it?
Stains: Scalers are designed to remove calculus deposits from root surfaces and interproximal areas between your teeth. Surface stains are usually removed with polishing paste. Overuse of any product can have side effects. Remember, use of this instrument is not a substitute for regular dental checkups and cleanings. ...Read more
There is no: Wait time for rinsing after scaling. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Doc, how many times, in maximum, can I have scaling for my teeth per year? Is it true that scaling may erode the enamel of my teeth? Thank you.
Different approach..: At your age, unless you already have severe periodontal disease, two thorough professional cleanings per year should be adequate, assuming terrific oral hygiene at home. If you need more than that, you might not be brushing and flossing properly. Some patients require three, others four, but most need two. ...Read more
Does it herm the calcium layer of teeth by scaling. Just scaled last day my tooth's are so sensitive today mostly when drinking cold water?
How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4
Eczema: The key to treat your eczema is to treat the dryness. You need to apply a thick moisturizer, such as vaseline and try covering the affected skin by wrapping it with gauze overnight. ...Read more
I have small red itchy scaling spot on my face for almost 2 weeks now, could it be psoriasis or eczema? Had before many times eczema on my hand.
How long does it take the pain to go away after a deep cleaning? I had my first scaling and root planing deep cleaning three days ago, and my mouth, especially the front, is still sore enough that it really hurts to brush. Is this normal? .
Usually: Usually the pain doesn't last that long but I wouldn't be too concerned. The salt water rinse (teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) helps the gums to heal. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) rinse twice a day helps as well. If the discomfort doesn't go away in a week talk to your dentist. ...Read more
Perio cleaning yesterday I saw a perio individual and she stated my mouuth needs perio-quad scaling cleaning. I brush, floss and use listerine 3 times daily to keep teeth clean. I read an article on the internet about a product called dental pro 7. Also m
Rather: Rather than comment on a specific product let's back up a minute and talk about the deep cleaning. Athough you have tried hard to do all of the right things it is possible that you have buildup below the gums requiring deep cleaning. This can be confirmed with x-rays and a periodontal charting to measure your gums. As long as you have tarter (calculus) below the gumline, no product will solve your gum issue. If you are questioning the need for this service, ask for an explanation and to see the documentation that resulted in the diagnosis. If you are not satisfied seek a second opinion, but do not ignore it and don't attempt to treat yourself. ...Read more
Is it good to use a little peroxide mixed with water after teeth scaling for swollen gums few times a day to help healing and kill gum disease?
Will help a little: The diluted peroxide will keep bacterial levels down, which will obviously help with the healing. Too much use, however, can irritated the tender tissues even more. You are under the care of your own dentist who knows your situation best... It's better to ask him/her for their input since they are treating you. ...Read more
Here is. ..: Smegma is the slowly accumulated debris of skin shedding-off from the foreskin & glans penis. So, it is normal life product and just requires timely cleansing. If bothered despite personal effort for local hygiene, seek urologist so to decide if circumcision be needed or not. How to put all related things together correctly? Follow info in articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Clean this area with gentle flushing and manual rubbing just like what you have done for any deep skin folds such as the umbilicus, beneath breasts, groins, etc. Generally, there is no need for excessive / obsessive physical or chemical stimulation. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Penile dandruff: Whitish material that collects under the foreskin in males & between labia & under clitoral hood in females. Primarily compresses dead, sloughed skin skin cells plus possible moisture from sweat, urine or gland secretion. Form into variable size pearl like collections in uncircumcised boys, which work their way out from under foreskin & part of physiologic mechanism of lysis of foreskin adhesions. ...Read more
Just cleanse & dry..: Since smegma is the end products of shedded debris of squamous cells between clitoris and its hood like that in male's glans penis and foreskin. Usually, just gently clean and dry there on regular basis. There is no drug to stop its formation, which comes with widely varying pace among individuals. ...Read more
Is smegma dangerous, I usually take a shower every 3 days. So I accumulate some smegma during non showering.?
Here are some. ..: Smegma hurts no one, but may pose a issue of personal hygiene, which may be improved by pulling foreskin back to rinse and dry. If personal difficulty in doing so arises, see urologist for timely evaluation and counseling on how to handle it - including possible circumcision which can be done easily under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more