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What Medications Can You Take For Phimosis
I have been told I have phimosis. Can you describe exactly what is and what is not phimosis and what is minor and major? I'm unsure if I need circumsi
Tight foreskin: Phimosis is where foreskin can not easily be retracted, Severe phimosis ranges from tiny pinpoint opening in foreskin to inability to retract foreskin so that adequate penile hygiene is impossible. Worth trying course go Prescreen strength steroid cream, applied twice daily to tight are whilst you try to retract. Always return foreskin over glans. Will require circumcision if cream doesn't work. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Phimosis is a medical term to denote the persistent presence of long tight foreskin after childhood, which may usually pose no adverse effects to the glans penis, but at times inflammation / infection - called balanoposthitis, may occur and become a nuisance to personal life - so requiring circumcision. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Phimosis: Phimosis is physiologic (normal) in babies, by 3-4 years of age the majority (90%) resolve spontanously due to intermittent erections , by 18 years of age only 1% or less have pessitent non retractile foreskin the most common cause of pathologic phimosis is repeated infections (balanitis). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cure but ...: The care for all long, tight, retractable or non-retractable, foreskin includes: palliatively, try proper cleansing and drying with good ventilation with or without using antifungal agent with/without steroid; definitively, circumcision is the answer to long-term care. So, professionals never cure but modify it with drugs or surgery and mental adoption and adaptation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation.: In adults, inflammation of the foreskin can cause a scarring reaction that restricts its normal elasticity. Inflammation can be caused by infections of the skin, chronic irritation from poor hygiene, and injury to the foreskin or small tears. Skin problem such as lichen sclerosis can also affect the skin. If it restricts erections or impedes the urine stream, circumcision may be necessary. ...Read more
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