Ive been reading alot on this site and am ready to start asking for some help. I read that splits or tears can be a symtom of candida and clotrimazole can help. I have splits, and have bought some clotrimazole but am not sure how to apply it?
You will presumably have noted my instructions then, advising caution in applying only the bare minimum necessary when using the Betamethasone (steroid) ointment.
No such restriction applies when using the Clotrimazole - just get a decent dob (say, 6 mm from the tube) and try and poke it into the foreskin opening - if you can get most of it in, you then try and "piston" it further into the foreskin with the finger tip. What fails to get in can be rubbed around the outside of the foreskin.
What may be easier is if you can get the actual nozzle of the tube a little way into the foreskin opening, then squeeze a little amount directly inside the foreskin, take the tube away and "pinch" the foreskin end shut, then massage it around inside, again rub what escapes around the outside.
The only thing you have to be careful of doing that of course, is that the end of most tubes has a screw thread that could be sharp. On the other hand, some tubes come with a lovely smooth nozzle for the purpose.
How often? Not more than twice a day. Obviously after you have just peed and/ or washed and squeezed out whatever remains inside, so that the stuff has the longest possible time to "soak" into the skin.
The product sold for vaginal thrush for the ladies, is very appropriate. Indeed, if you have a "Thrush" problem and are in a relationship, it is presumptive that your lady has it. You should also be checked for diabetes - a diabetic friend with a meter might do this for you (using a completely fresh lancet unit).
It may take a couple of weeks for the cracking to settle, and you should then use it occasionally as you do the stretching on the logic that if it was a problem before, it is more likely to come back sometimes. Itch and/ or irritation during sex (particularly when you first enter) are good indicators of a "Thrush" problem.
I just wanted to thank you for your help. Ive been using the cream for 4 days now and I can pull the skin all the way over the head with no pain whatsoever. It really been a long time since Ive been able to do that! I figure a week more of applying the cream and then maybe Ill try some stretching, you think thats long enough????
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