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What are cures for phimosis that don't involve circumcision?

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In brief: Steroid cream

I prescribe triamcinilone 0.
1% steroid cream. Apply it to the distal foreskin 2-4 times a day for 6 weeks. This in combination with gentle daily retraction should release the phimosis if no chronic infection is present.

In brief: Steroid cream

I prescribe triamcinilone 0.
1% steroid cream. Apply it to the distal foreskin 2-4 times a day for 6 weeks. This in combination with gentle daily retraction should release the phimosis if no chronic infection is present.
Dr. Kristin Kozakowski
Dr. Kristin Kozakowski
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Dr. George Klauber
Works if patient is lucky
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Steroids/dorsal slit

Two treatment options: 1) steroid cream apply twice daily to narrowest part of foreskin whilst retracting gently.
Try for 3 months. 50 -70% effective in children. 50% recur. However may then improve spontaneously in prepubertal boys. Seldom effective after puberty. 2) dorsal slit/foreskin preserving procedure. Foreskin can then be retracted, however means surgery!

In brief: Steroids/dorsal slit

Two treatment options: 1) steroid cream apply twice daily to narrowest part of foreskin whilst retracting gently.
Try for 3 months. 50 -70% effective in children. 50% recur. However may then improve spontaneously in prepubertal boys. Seldom effective after puberty. 2) dorsal slit/foreskin preserving procedure. Foreskin can then be retracted, however means surgery!
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Steroid cream

I've seen some pediatric urologists recommend a steroid ointment to break adhesions.
I am not sure how effective this is, though.

In brief: Steroid cream

I've seen some pediatric urologists recommend a steroid ointment to break adhesions.
I am not sure how effective this is, though.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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