just go and read as many
different sites "elsewhere" as you can.
If you wish to best utilise our expertise (
), read thoroughly
through this site and no
other, except where specifically cited by way of reference.
For example you refer to betamethasone 0.1% cream
. If you were
reading here, you would have found that I specifically advise the ointment
form as being more effective. The two are not the same, though generally similar.
your foreskin. Can you identify which part
of the skin is tight? Correct me if I am wrong, but the tight part normally rests on the inside
of the "acroposthion
", the quite important
part of the foreskin that extends beyond the tip of the glans. When you attempt to pull the foreskin back, this part will to some degree roll onto the outside but then fail to stretch enough to pass over the glans.
When you have identified
the tight part, you know where to smear in a quite tiny
amount of the ointment because that and that only
is the part you wish to stretch and of course, you do this after
stretching in order not
to spread it. Since you only wish to stretch the tight part, you indeed do not want to get it on the glans. The principal danger here is that applied too liberally, the steroid suppresses the skin's immune defences against such things as Candida - "Thrush"/ yeast infestation.
Again, if you read this
site, you will pick up the advice that since skin growth is a response to the situation of continuous
albeit mild tension, the stretching process involves emulating this as closely as possible, so that "devices" worn much or all of the day are much more effective than intermittent stretching a few times a day, and if you are
only going to do it a few times a day, you really
want to hold the stretch for as long as possible on each occasion, pausing only as your fingers become fatigued.
You've never been able to retract? Well, your frænulum has never been required
to stretch fully, so you almost certainly need to do this exercise as well.