Conservative treatment of phimosis is a combination of treatments stretching and application of corticosteroid ointments. Human skin has high elasticity, so it is possible to stretch it to the desired settings. Stretching of the foreskin performed in the case that narrowed prepucialna ring. The term "preputial ring" refers to a hole through which prepucialna cavity opens outward. In the norm, it is easily stretched, opening the head. Prepucialna is called the cavity between the inner part of the foreskin and head.
Stretching of the foreskin, doctors recommend to carry out at home. You need to enter the index finger in prepucialna ring and gently pull the directions up-down and right-left. In order to avoid inflammatory and painful reactions after the procedure, you must use the bath with infusions of herbs - marigold, chamomile, thyme. After stretching and baths on the glans penis and foreskin is applied corticosteroid ointment recommended by your doctor.
Usually prescribed "Hydrocortisone", "Betametason" and "Prednisolone". The therapeutic effect of corticosteroid ointment for phimosis is based on the fact that steroid hormones can increase the elasticity of the connective tissue. Drugs soften and increase the elasticity of the foreskin reduces the severity of inflammatory reactions. Repeat procedure 2 times a day for 2-3 months.
The combination of corticosteroid ointments with the method of stretching allows you to achieve a more rapid effect, promotes healing of microcracks, relieves pain. Use corticosteroid ointment is not for everyone. A contraindication to their use is the presence of viral, bacterial, fungal infections (acute or chronic). Therefore, use of corticosteroid drugs for the treatment of phimosis is possible only after consultation with a specialist and a thorough examination.
A selection of individual drugs and therapeutic doses, and permanent medical control over the course of treatment. Prolonged use of corticosteroid ointments can cause side effects: hyperpigmentation, thinning of the skin, disturbance of the structure of surface blood vessels, and allergic reactions. Uncontrolled use of possible manifestations of systemic effects of corticosteroids, the consequences of which are dangerous complications.