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Smegma (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Here are some. ..: What you observed and described is smegma - the shedding-off end-product of skin. So, just rinse it off gently like you would do for skin folds such as groins or armpits... If still uncertain, seek a professional inspection for confirmation. ...Read more

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How long does it take gums to heal from a scaling?

How long does it take gums to heal from a scaling?

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

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I have circular patches on my skin, stomach & back. Then are scaling & itching from time to time. What could it be?

I have circular patches on my skin, stomach & back. Then are scaling & itching from time to time. What could it be?

Needs to be checked: You need to your family doctor or a dermatologist to find the cause of the rash. It can be an allergic rash, contact dermatitis or some other skin condition. ...Read more

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For how long does a deep cleaning (scaling or root planning) take at the dentist office?

For how long does a deep cleaning (scaling or root planning) take at the dentist office?

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

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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

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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

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How long after scaling can I rinse with mouth wash?

How long after scaling can I rinse with mouth wash?

There is no: Wait time for rinsing after scaling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Scaling: Scaling is a procedure involving the instrumentation of your root surface to remove plaque and calculus. During this process, it can open up the dentinal tubules on your root, which can cause temporary sensitivity, like when drinking cold water. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Unlikely: These are likely from conditions other than psoriasis or eczema although a contact allergy may be a potential cause. If the problem does not respond to topical hydrocortisone in a few days, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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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? .

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

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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

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

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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

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Does everyone have smegma?

Does everyone have smegma?

Yes: If you are a mammal then you have it. This is a combination of dead cells that normally flake off the skin and oil from our glands. It is completely normal. ...Read more

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What is smegma? How is it treated?

What is smegma? How is it treated?

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

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How can I deal with my smegma problem?

How can I deal with my smegma problem?

Smegma: Other then normal basic hygiene, achieved by pulling back the foreskin and removing this normal whitish build up, you may want to consider an adult circumcision. ...Read more

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How can I clean smegma under hood (females?

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How can I clean smegma under hood (females?

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

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What is the definition or description of: smegma?

What is the definition or description of: smegma?

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

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What are the risk factors from accumulated smegma?

What are the risk factors from accumulated smegma?

Infection: Infection of the edge of the glans, ususally fungual and then bacterial. Overtime contraction of the foreskin where you can no longer adequately clean the glans resulting in the need for another surgery. ...Read more

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I'm a female. Is there anything I should do about my smegma?

I'm a female. Is there anything I should do about my smegma?

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

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Is smegma dangerous, I usually take a shower every 3 days. So I accumulate some smegma during non showering.?

Is smegma dangerous, I usually take a shower every 3 days. So I accumulate some smegma during non showering.?

No.: Smegma is not dangerous, but poor penile hygiene does increase your risk of foreskin problems such as phimosis and paraphimosis, and also increasing your risk for the very rare squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, a type of cancer. ...Read more

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How to clean dry smegma under foreskin?

How to clean dry smegma under foreskin?

Soap and water: After u retract the foreskin. See a urologist if your foreskin is tight, in which case u miht benefit from a circumcision. ...Read more

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What is the difference between discharge and smegma?

What is the difference between discharge and smegma?

Penis Issues: Smegma is the collection of cells, oil and dirt that collects under the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis.

Discharge is a pustular drainage caused by an infection with either gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more

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Help please? I've got a large yellowish smegma buildup?

Help please? I've got a large yellowish smegma buildup?

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