Phimosis Care
Dealing with phimosis at home

The problem of Phimosis is when there is an inability to retract the foreskin over the glans (head) of the penis. Paraphimosis is the entrapment of your retracted foreskin below the head of the penis.

In the largest part of cases the tight foreskins which cause the above conditions can be loosened sufficiently after a couple of weeks of persistent foreskin stretching. Eventually this stretching process will encourage the growth of new skin cells, that will enable normal retraction. This phimosis treatment is the most practical and logical first step to dealing with the problem.

1. Ridged band stretch
Insert the ends of two fingers in the inner sides of the foreskin opening and begin to pull them gently apart. Gently apply as much tension to ensure the stretch feels mildly uncomfortable though not painful. Hold in this particular position for 30 to 60 seconds, then relax for some seconds before repeating. Keep this up (no pun intended) for approximately fifteen minutes and do it twice a day. Ideally try this after soaking in a warm bath.

After being performed persistently this exercise will assist to avoid Paraphimosis that is where the retracted foreskin gets trapped below the glans of the penis which may be both painful and distressing.
Should this happen make an effort to ease the foreskin forward but when after several attempts you don’t find a way to bring the foreskin go back over the glans then seek medical help.

2. The withdraw stretch:
If your
foreskin is very tight and inserting two fingers in the opening is not really yet feasible then an easiest first approach would be to simply withdraw on the skin on the shaft of the penis so the foreskin opening feels tight but again without pain. Retain the stretched position for a few minutes and after that relax. Again continue this process for Fifteen minutes a couple of times per day. Using this method works more effectively and easier if performed with an erection.

Following persistent stretching over a couple of weeks the opening will get bigger and arrive to the point where it could almost fit over the rim of your penis glans when erect. At this point make sure to avoid trapping the foreskin behind the glans (Paraphimosis) when it becomes loose enough to take place but tight enough to be tough to bring forward again. Instead start working onthe first ridge band exercise described above.

In both of the above approaches should the foreskin opening becomes sore or small splits develop you have to stop and let things heal.

You may notice that as you progressively expose more of the glans (the head) of the penis that it is super sensitive and also painful to touch. Gradually this over sensitivity will subside as you continue your exercises. Try gently exposing the glans to the flowing water of the tap or perhaps the spray from the shower to lessen sensitivity. Should you continue slowly making use of this process it is highly likely you will have results after a couple of weeks, stop too quickly however and most likely things will just firm up again.

You’ll also
be able to ask your medical professionsal to prescribe Betamethasone 1% ointment. A small quantity of this ointment can be applied to the tight area of the foreskin. It’ll accelerate the stretching process but won’t do anything whatsoever on it’s own, without stretching. Stretching will still work minus the ointment, just slower.