The active ingredient is known to work. Sometimes, there are other ingredients in these preparations which will cause reactions, and there is really no way to know till you try them. However, there are lots of them on the market, so you'll be able to get a hold on it.
What are your symptoms? Can you retract your foreskin?
That is certainly the most common cream offered for Candida or "Thrush" treatment.
The list of excipients - added ingredients generally to make it stick better and provide some "waterproofing" - certainly appears daunting and it is true that the more ingredients, the greater the chance that one of them might cause an adverse reaction. Nevertheless, that is a pretty "standard" product for the purpose.
If you can retract your foreskin, you just do so and rub a moderate amount of the cream all around.
If you cannot retract your foreskin, place the nozzle of the tube (carefully) against the opening of the foreskin, roll the foreskin forward over the nozzle, squeeze a small amount of the cream inside, gently remove the nozzle and hold your foreskin shut, then use the other hand to massage the cream all around inside. Once or twice a day.
Care to explain more about your problems, or refer to a previous posting?
Having developed phimosis via yeast infection, I have done extensive research over the last couple months.
Twice during the last year, I have developed a very irritating yeast infection until finally I came across some very useful information which has since prevented any further yeast as well as helped me to begin stretching.
First, for topical relief, I definitely recommend using the cream. However, for those of us who have developed secondary phimosis due to yeast infections, there is a very safe and medically proven way to avoid future yeast infections.
Also, identify the possible causes of the yeast infection. Often cases, a HIGH-SUGAR diet can be a huge factor. Personally, I had gone a few years on a binge of late-night sugary snacks. Yeast feeds on the sugar which passes through your urinary system, thus causing chance to develop a yeast infection. Of course, a yeast infection can also be transferred from a sexual partner. In both cases, these sources become even more apt to develop yeast from a lack of genital hygiene.
For phimosis sufferers such as myself, the inability to retract the foreskin makes proper genital hygiene very difficult, thus making recurring yeast infections much more probable. Not only that, but even when you do NOT have the itching or burning sensation from a yeast infection, often times the infection remains present in the foreskin, thus making stretching results almost impossible. Foreskin with yeast has by far less elasticity and is equally more apt to split and/or crack, thus causing more pain and scarring.
For this I recommend 2 primary solutions.
1.) Cut sugar out of your diet as much as possible. Huge factor for immediate relief with long-term results.
2.) Go to Wal-Mart, or your local health-food grocery store and buy some 100% organic, VIRGIN Coconut oil. Very important that its organic and virgin. This type of coconut oil is sold as an edible product and in the jars of which it is sold, it resembles more a white paste than an actual vegetable oil. By all account which I have read, the best method is to begin introducing coconut oil into your diet in small amounts. Example: begin by taking about 1 teaspoon per day, after one week increase the dosage to about 2 teaspoons, and so on until you reach a couple tablespoons. You can use coconut oil in many different cooking recipes, but what I've found works best for me is to spread it on my toast in the morning. It spreads very much like butter and actually has a wonderful taste. Once the burning and itching symptoms of your infection subside, take a tiny bit of coconut oil on your finger and massage it into your foreskin. This will help make it easier to perform your stretching exercises as well as GREATLY REDUCE the chances of recurring yeast infections.
@ben & rob: for you & everyone else who has had a phimosis from an yeast infection - I had a perfectly healthy, beautifully retracting foreskin before I developed acquired phimosis. Over the years, it developed in to a very obstinate, hopeless condition. I tried yeast/ fungal creams of all sorts for long enough times but none helped beyond a small degree. After coming to this forum, I felt very hopeful after learning of the methods outlined here. But my condition was so severe that I couldn't implement them unless my foreskin was in a better shape to do all that! My POA (plan-of-action): I researched a lot on the internet on the ORAL drugs used to treat thrush or yeast infections or fungal infections. I did a thorough research on the adverse effects too. I used the oral anti-fungal pills for a week (instead of the single recommended dosage) combined with the topical application of anti-yeast ointment in the affected area. This was the mother of all vengeance on the fungal infection which got rid of it completely. After that, the methods discussed in this forum gave me very good & permanent results. (STRONG WORD OF CAUTION: I DO NOT advice self-medication in any way & suggest anybody to take any medication on prescription only.) I had an excessively strong sweet tooth which might also have aided my condition. Coconut oil maybe useful but it might be far too mild a treatment for severe or old conditions like mine. A through medical treatment can be the best solution in those cases. AND LASTLY & MOST IMPORTANTLY: once you have gotten the infection cured, maintain a very very meticulous hygiene. No soap or any other thing to clean your private parts but pure, old water. Keep the area dry as much as possible. No undergarments at night. These helped me big time. So should they for many others.
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