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Tight foreskin
My foreskin had recently become very tight. It becomes impossible to drag it back after an erection and the skin cracks up if done forcefully. There has also been a white paste like build up on the penis head. I apply candid-b regularly once a day but it is only temporary relief. What should be done?
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Dr. Chethan R S
General Physician 4 yrs exp Bangalore
Phimosis is the inability to fully retract the foreskin (or prepuce) over the glans penis due to a narrow opening. Acquired phimosis is a consequence of poor hygiene, forceful retraction of the tight foreskin over the glans penis and recurrent infections.  Application of weak topical corticosteroid creams to the tip of the penis proves to be effective in several cases. Surgery is performed in cases where conservative treatment fails. Circumcision (surgical removal of foreskin) is the only permanent cure.
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