How do I manage my phimosis on a daily basis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Phimosis generally isn't a painful condition, so many people choose to live with it. Just make sure to keep the area under the foreskin as clean as possible to avoid infection. However, odds are that the condition will cause difficulty with urination and sexual activities and may trigger urinary tract infections. If you are trying to cure your phimosis, you can apply a steroid ointment to the foreskin several times a day to help loosen the skin. In addition, careful stretching of the foreskin can help ease the tightness. Avoid activities that could irritate the foreskin, and never force it to retract, as this could cause scarring.

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