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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?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. George Klauber
My experience is that tight foreskin will soosen up in 70% after 3 months of twice daily application, and 50% of subjects who experienced loosening will tighten again after application has finished!
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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