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Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by D_Steve_McSizequeen, Jul 12, 2009.
hey any help? i got phimosis and was wondering some remedies other than cirucmcision
I had it too but had to get circumsized at age 7
I can't fill you in on the exact details, but I'm sure plenty of other people soon will. There are stretching and pulling exercises you can do daily to help loosen the foreskin as well as creams to help.
In papers in the biomedical literature published from cultures that value the
foreskin, 0.05% betamethasone cream and stretching is considered the
treatment of choice for conventional phimosis.
However, in a study comparing the effectiveness of different steroidal
creams, 1% hydrocortisone cream performed just about as well as betamethasone
cream, and it's cheaper and available over-the-counter. Physicians sing the
praises of betamethasone simply because you must pay them a visit to get it.
1% hydrocortisone cream is sold under the trade name "Cortaid," but is also
widely available as a generic and as store brands. Hydrocortisone ointment
is also an the market. The ointment contains more petroleum jelly than the
cream, and is greasier. The ointment is more often used in cases of rectal
itching where a skin barrier against diaper rash is needed.
Steroidal cream and stretching therapy works in over 95% of the cases of
phimosis. The major reason for failure of this therapy is patient non-
compliance. In large studies, the non-compliant are often institutionalized
individuals or those with diagnosed behavioral disorders. If you do not
belong to one of these groups, your chances of success are very good!
However, remember stretching is essential. The steroidal cream will not do
the job alone.
Steroids are potent medicine. They also have the ability to drift through
tissues even without entering the bloodstream and exert effects throughout
the body. The minimum effective dose should be used. Start with cream
applied sparingly applied only to the area of the tight foreskin. Work up to
using more until progress is seen.
Successful treatment usually takes weeks, but can take months in some
individuals. It's highly individual. Learn by doing.
Steroid cream and stretching will PERMANENTLY change the proportions of
different cell types within the foreskin, favoring addition of fibroblasts
(connective tissue cells) over the the smooth muscle cells that keep the
prepuce tight. Don't want to overshoot your goal. You may end up with a floppy foreskin.
See a doctor.
I've been told that if you have phimosis you do not have to get circumcised and you can just use the steroidal creams and do stretching.
See a doctor. In some cases circumcision may be necessary BUT it should only be used as your last option.