4 doctors weighed in:

What are the possible cures for phimosis?

4 doctors weighed in
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medication or circ

Phimosis can be treated with steroid and antifungal creams.
If the contracted part of the foreskin does not soften up sufficiently, then circumcision can be considered.

In brief: Medication or circ

Phimosis can be treated with steroid and antifungal creams.
If the contracted part of the foreskin does not soften up sufficiently, then circumcision can be considered.
Dr. Brian Golden
Dr. Brian Golden
Thank
Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: No cure but help

Medical professionals have never cured anything but apply currently available knowledge,technology, drugs, procedures, commonsense, and wisdom to help patients restore their best possible inside and outside environments so the self-healing process can take place for optimal functional recovery with their own residual strength.
So, the same to phimosis - try topical steroid cream...or circumcision.

In brief: No cure but help

Medical professionals have never cured anything but apply currently available knowledge,technology, drugs, procedures, commonsense, and wisdom to help patients restore their best possible inside and outside environments so the self-healing process can take place for optimal functional recovery with their own residual strength.
So, the same to phimosis - try topical steroid cream...or circumcision.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
Thank
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Depends on scarring

Prescription strength steroid cream applied to phimotic area twice daily for 8 - 12 weeks may work provided the foreskin opening is not scarred.
Circumcision will be necessary if opening is scarred or phimosis fails to respond to steroid cream. Beware paraphimosis, where tight phimotic ring gets stuck behind penile glans. Always return foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis.

In brief: Depends on scarring

Prescription strength steroid cream applied to phimotic area twice daily for 8 - 12 weeks may work provided the foreskin opening is not scarred.
Circumcision will be necessary if opening is scarred or phimosis fails to respond to steroid cream. Beware paraphimosis, where tight phimotic ring gets stuck behind penile glans. Always return foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified,
10 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors