How to avoid foreskin pain?
Here are a few tips to help you avoid painful or uncomfortable foreskin symptoms in the future:
- Clean under your foreskin regularly. Rinse the area daily with warm water, making sure to get under your foreskin.
- Avoid scented or chemical-laden hygiene products. Artificial scents and chemicals can cause allergic reactions or dry out your skin.
- Change your underwear regularly.
- Wear protection when you have sex.
What to do if you have painful foreskin? In some cases, phimosis can also lead to painful erections, as well as minor bleeding and infection of the foreskin. You can treat phimosis with steroid creams (gently stretching the foreskin while applying the cream achieves the best results). If this doesn’t work, your doctor may recommend a circumcision.
What causes a person to not be able to pull their foreskin back? You may also not be able to pull back your foreskin. It can be caused by irritation from bacterial or fungal infections, chemicals, viruses such as HPV, diabetes, and allergies to latex (i.e. condoms) or medicines. Balanitis can also occur when the inside of your foreskin isn’t kept clean.
Can a tight foreskin cause problems peeing? X-rated issues aside, a tight foreskin can also cause problems peeing, either through sheer discomfort or by preventing you from fully emptying your bladder. As with most conditions, the treatment really depends on the cause – in this instance, whether the phimosis is physiologic or pathologic – and also its severity.
What’s the best way to stretch your foreskin? If the ring at the tip of your foreskin is tight, use your fingers to gently stretch it wider for 20-30 seconds at a time. If other areas of your foreskin are tight, you can similarly use your hands to gently stretch those areas. Do the exercises for 3-5 minutes, up to 3 times per day.