Point is you can find all sorts of claims "elsewhere", including particularly the quite insidious suggestions that "you can try stretching but it probably will not work" or "you can try a steroid cream but it probably will not work", both of which carry the very deliberate implication that circumcision
is "the only way to permanently fix the problem".
One way to make these threats self-fulfilling is to offer "advice" that is calculated to be ineffective, such as using the wrong
steroid, offering methods of "stretching" that are going to result in half-hearted attempts or perhaps even that are more likely to cause actual injury and thus discredit the concept, and proposing time frames which indicate "failure" if they are not achieved.
For these reasons, and I don't really care whether this is immodest or not, but I advise people to focus on what has been written - over quite a long period of time and thus somewhat voluminous but detailed - on this site, rather than other "phimosis" or "circumcision" sites, many of which are blatantly bogus.
reputable sites such as NORM
and NORM UK
but some of the information even then may still be a little less than positive in the expectations stated. And that's essentially why we are here, for detail and motivation.
Because some people are going to experience more difficulty in the process than others, we need to offer clear and unambiguous instruction; there are right
steroids to use, the purported dangers and contraindications to these must be understood
so that they can be used adequately
with complete confidence, and while others such as hydrocortisone may
still be somewhat helpful - better than nothing so perhaps worth trying - it would be totally inappropriate for anyone to imagine that "steroids do not work" because they have read the wrong information
and used a minimally