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Tight Foreskin/Phimosis Surgery Can Be Avoided By Ayurveda

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Dr. Rahul Gupta 94% (24560 ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani  •  12 years experience
Tight Foreskin/Phimosis Surgery Can Be Avoided By Ayurveda

Tight foreskin refers to the tightness of the skin that covers the tip of the male genitals. It leads to discomfort and pain to roll the skin back over the end of the genitals which may cause difficulty in having intercourse. 

What happens when the condition is neglected? 
If this condition is neglected, then it may lead to the folding of the foreskin on the neck of the penis permanently. This would cause severe pain when you try to bring back the foreskin to its actual position. This condition is known as paraphimosis. If you try to bring back the skin to its normal position forcefully, then it may lead to abrasions over the penis tip.

What can be done for preventing the problem of tight foreskin? 
You should try to stretch the foreskin as wide as possible several times in a day. You may do it when you pass urine. In an attempt to stretch the foreskin, you should try to revert the foreskin gradually over the glans penis which is the tip of the penis lying underneath the foreskin.

What are the home remedies for tight foreskin? 
You would be surprised to know that there are home remedies available for tight foreskin which help in reversing the condition without the need for undergoing phimosis surgery. You can take up castor oil or some Ayurvedic herbal oil or coconut oil and apply it on the tip of the penis and the foreskin and try to stretch it slowly as wide as possible. You should do this many times a day for about 2 to 3 months to get effective results.

How does this Ayurvedic treatment help? 
The foreskin has a natural ability to stretch and the application of herbal or Ayurvedic oil further helps in improving the stretching capacity and the strength of the skin. This assists in widening the opening of the skin covering of the male genitals. As a result, the foreskin effortlessly reverts over the tip of the penis.

What are the special considerations to be taken care of? 
You should not attempt to revert the skin fully on the very first trial. If you try to overstretch it, the foreskin may fold back but it would become very difficult to get it back to its normal position and that may cause pain and discomfort. This condition is called paraphimosis and if it gets stuck in this condition, you should apply the herbal or Ayurvedic oils and massage in circular motions to relieve the condition.

When to consult your sexologist

If you are unable to manage the condition yourself, you should consult an expert and indulge in a thorough treatment health package to cure the condition.

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