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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014