Foreskin Problems (cont.)
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Foreskin Problems Self-Care at Home
At this time, there is no recommended home therapy for phimosis except to practice good hygiene. Keep the groin area clean and dry.
Self-care treatment for paraphimosis includes applying ice to the penis to reduce swelling. One method is to place ice in a rubber glove and then place the penis inside the glove. After cold application, apply pressure to the glans while simultaneously pulling forward on the foreskin. If this does not resolve the problem, then immediately contact a doctor or go to an Emergency Department. If this is a recurrent problem, contact a doctor for an appointment.
Foreskin Problems Treatment
Phimosis treatment: a doctor can use certain tools to attempt to open or to expand the stuck foreskin. Usually, a doctor will do this only if there are problems urinating.
Paraphimosis: the doctor may repeat the ice with direct pressure technique.
However, there are other methods available that do not involve incisions; these may be performed in an Emergency Department or a doctor's office, although many physicians choose to have a urologist perform these procedures.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2016
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