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In trying to stretch a tight foreskin, using the steroid cream, how many times a day would one stretch in order to solve the problem in a month?

Twice daily. Treatment of phimosis (tight foreskin) can sometimes be treated with topical steriod cream applied twice daily with gentle retraction. Hopefully, over a period of time (generally given in 3 week courses), the foreskin will allow full retraction. Be sure to discuss with the prescribing physician to ensure you are appropriately using the medication he/she prescribed. Read more...
As long as it takes. You'll see very gradual improvement in the range of 4-8weeks. After cleaning the foreskin and genitalia, pull back the foreskin as far as you can/bear then apply the steroid cream to the actual tight skin ring. Twice a day is plenty. It really doesnt work any faster applying more cream or applying it more than twice a day. Be patient but persistent. Good luck. Read more...

How does steroid cream work for phimosis? Does it make your foreskin grow?

Loosens not grow. Steroid cream allows cells in the phimotic foreskin to enlarge & stretch but does not induce actual growth. Often does not work, or phimosis itself can recur. In which case circumcision or prepucioplasty will be necessary. Read more...
Steroids & phimosis. Phimosis is inability to retract foreskin. Tightening of foreskin could be congenital or due to scarring from infection or chronic inflammation. Lichen sclerosus is another cause. Scarring is collagen deposition by cells called fibroblasts. Potent topical steroids are used to treat this in short term. Steroids slow down collagen deposition and increase collagen breakdown, loosening foreskin. Read more...