been 16 or so says since I have used the betamethasone, at least 2 times, sometimes 3 times a day applying(i barely need any at all, just apply a super super super small amount to the top of the foreskin(only here, right? are there any detailed instructions on the proper way exactly?).
Anyways, seen no results as usual, still have basically pinhole phimosis, should I try an anti-yeast thing or something? 'Fungocourt' is one thing I've read about, should I try this?
This is the rule. When tension is applied to normal, healthy skin or mucosa, it will expand, given the proper time. When it doesn't there's an outside source of a problem. It isn't your foreskin. Obviously, it's already grown considerably since you were born, right? Therefore, it's ability to expand has already been proven. That's no longer a question. (Unless you're hung like a gnat!)
You express no discoloration, so the one dreaded and harder to treat problem doesn't appear to be the case here. That leaves yeast. Nothing would be harmed in treating yourself for it. Make certain that you apply a liberal amount of the preparation so that the best attach can be made.
This message has been edited by jimsplacetofixthings on Feb 4, 2008 4:54 PM
No, you don't need a prescription. There are various prepartions, so compare the labels. Some are used to treat athletes foot too. I've been plagued with athletes foot ever since swimming lessons at about age 12 or 13. It comes and goes, and I've used almost every brand for a while until it just won't work. I don't think you'll have the same resistance to treatment however, because you aren't necessarily exposing yourself to infection regularly.
However, I think you should be prepared to try various compounds until you find relief. As I previously stated, it isn't your skin which is the problem.
Rob (no login)
One more thing...
February 4 2008, 6:53 PM
Thanks for the help once again! As the beta 0.05 has not really helped, do you see a problem in discontinuing its use while I try a few weeks with the yeast stuffÉ I`m nervous about continuing its use when it almost certainly is doing nothing, except potentially causing some sort of permanent damage.
It's not so much the "top" of the foreskin but the tight bit - generally if you try and retract the foreskin but cannot do so, then the tight part will be showing at the end; in fact some of the foreskin inside the tight part might push out or "pout" through the narrow opening. Either way you identify the tight part, and apply a minuscule coating of the ointment all the way around this tight ring. If you have used the right amount, it will be barely perceptible when you run your finger over it afterward, and if you only apply it to the correct area, there can be no "danger" of using it as long as you need to.
You will only see results if you are regularly stretching. The ointment makes it easier to stretch, but that is all. If you are not seeing results, you have not found an effective way to apply the stretch yet.
Pardon me if I am not tracking you right, but if you have had "pinhole" phimosis always, then you are very un-likely to have a yeast problem, so if that is the case, you need not go off on a tangent, just persist with the stretching and use of the ointment. If you get "cracking" or fissuring, then you may need to address a fungal problem.
I think that using your glans as a stretching device is much less efficient than getting something - a finger or a suitably sized really blunt and safe object (such as a pen top) inside the "pinhole". Note that you probably need to stretch the foreskin away from the glans to get such a thing inside, and you would prefer it not to touch the glans which will be rather sensitive. A proper lubricant (such as one sold for the purpose, or perhaps vegetable oil) will actually help both getting the dilator in, and minimising discomfort on touching the glans, though it will make it more difficult to get the "grip" on the foreskin to slide the object in.
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