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What is the best nonsurgical treatment for tight and nonretractable penile foreskin?

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Published At November 10, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

The foreskin is large and tight and I have never retracted to the tip of the penis or glans since birth. I wanted to check if there is a non-surgical procedure to see the tip of the penis or glans.

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

This is phimosis, and medical treatment with steroidal gel is the first line of treatment. You can use Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate) cream and apply it twice daily for six weeks. Start gradual retraction after two weeks till full retraction in six weeks. If this treatment still fails, circumcision is the only treatment that can be advised.

If you have any more questions, please let me know.

Kind regards.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply,

Is this a over-the-counter medication, or is a prescription needed? Can you let me know the medicine's name?

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, this is an over-the-counter medicine and you can also buy it online. I hope this will work for you and you will not require surgery.

Kind regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Urology

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