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Can phimosis be cured naturally?

Goficure - Blog Page - Can phimosis be cured naturally? (Blog Post) Last Updated March 5, 2024

Overview

Phimosis is a penile health problem where the foreskin is too tight, is difficult to retract, and gets stuck at the tip of the penis head (glans penis).

The foreskin is an outer layer of thin skin that covers the glans penis and is retractable. In male babies, phimosis is common as the foreskin is attached and it separates on its own as the baby grows older.

In older children and adults, phimosis causes the foreskin to become tight like a rubber band and is not easily moveable. It can cause severe pain, inflammation, and urinary problems.

Phimosis treatment does not necessarily mean surgery. It depends on the severity of the disease and its symptoms. The doctor will diagnose and monitor the symptoms and recommend a steroid cream that can help stretch the foreskin.

There are natural treatments that can effectively help manage phimosis symptoms and alleviate discomfort.

Natural remedies can help manage symptoms but they cannot cure phimosis completely. It is important to administer natural treatment under the guidance of a skilled practitioner; misuse can lead to further complications.

Is phimosis a serious problem?

Phimosis normally is not a serious problem. It is common in uncircumcised babies and children. The condition resolves naturally as the babies grow older and the foreskin loosens on its own. By the time, the baby reaches the age of 6, the foreskin can be pulled back during urination and cleaned.

Phimosis can occur later during adolescence or even during adulthood due to other causes like infections (balanitis), diabetes, or penile injury. Phimosis treatment is needed when the symptoms are severe and are interfering with urination or causing pain, infections, or inflammation of the foreskin.

Sometimes, phimosis can also lead to paraphimosis which is a serious condition and needs immediate medical intervention. It occurs when the foreskin is stuck at the penis head and cannot be pushed back. The doctor may recommend phimosis surgery when there are severe complications like swelling and intense pain, and if it cuts off the normal blood flow.

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How to cure phimosis naturally?

Home remedies or natural treatments can help phimosis symptoms if the condition is not serious.

Here are a few natural treatments that can be effective for managing the symptoms:

Coconut oil

Make some lukewarm water and gently pour it over the foreskin. Now, apply some coconut oil to lubricate the penis. Gently massage the foreskin to retract it. Coconut oil acts as a lubricant and prevents overstretching of the foreskin.

Warm water showers

Regular warm water showers help to loosen the foreskin and retraction becomes easier. It can also reduce inflammation and reduce phimosis pain.

Phimosis rings

These rings are made of medical-grade silicone and can be worn to loosen the foreskin. As the foreskin loosens, larger rings can be worn. These rings are available with kits which also include cream application. Consult your doctor before using phimosis rings.

Exercises

Retraction exercises where you can gently pull the foreskin down can provide better stretching. Caution should be followed while stretching the foreskin to prevent injuries and overstretching. You can apply topical creams before the stretching exercise.

Maintain hygiene

Maintain penile hygiene to avoid infections. Use warm water and a mild, unscented soap to clean the penis. Use cotton swabs while cleaning and avoid aggressive stretching, otherwise, it can irritate the foreskin.

Apply ice packs

Ice packs can reduce swelling and pain in the penile area. Cover the icepack with a thin, soft cloth and gently press it over the region. Apply ice packs two to three times a week for 10-15 minutes.

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Final words

Tight foreskin is not always a medical emergency and can be managed with natural treatments. If the remedies do not work and your symptoms persist, seek consultation from your urologist and get the correct treatment.

It is important to seek immediate medical treatment if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Paraphimosis
  • Abnormal discharge indicating an infection
  • Swelling

Dos
  • Keep your penile area clean and dry
  • Use prescribed steroid creams to reduce inflammation
  • Take warm baths to get relief from pain and inflammation

 

Don'ts
  • Use strong, scented soaps
  • Ignore proper hygiene
  • Aggressively pull down the foreskin

 

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