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Recurring superficial cuts on the foreskin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   For the last one month the foreskin of my penis has become dry and small cuts appear on the tip .
I tried using johnson baby oil and other type of mositurising cream . The problem goes but comes back in a few days .
I had a similar problem 6 months back . Johnson baby oil / moisutising cream solved the problem for a while but came back after 5 - 6 months .
I need to know the following : Reason for such a problem
What kind of medication should be used for this problem .
Is it important to see a doctor for this

Doctor :   It seems you moved out of the chat
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Please come back if you have medical queries
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Please proceed with your questions
User :   For the last one month the foreskin of my penis has become dry and small cuts appear on the tip . I tried using johnson baby oil and other type of mositurising cream . The problem goes but comes back in a few days .I had a similar problem 6 months back . Johnson baby oil / moisutising cream solved the problem for a while but came back after 5 - 6 months .
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   34
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Are you sexually active?
User :   reasonably
Doctor :  
Are you married?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Do you have any other problems of bleeding, discharge and pain?
User :   no , only when small cut/s would appear than there is a litlle pain
Doctor :  
Ok, if the normal moisturizer is not helping you
Doctor :  
then you have to use the Vaseline / Petroleum jelly which are better
Doctor :   Abstain from sexual activity
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for sometime
User :   but why does it happen
Doctor :  
You say it is dry
User :   yes
Doctor :  
and it can happen just because of lack of humidity
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and very common reason
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too
User :   as i mentioned , it happened 6 months back but using normal moisturiser solved the problem , it came back after 5 months
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i tried reading about it on the internet , there are lot of articles on it but no one gave me a certain reply on the exact reasson
Doctor :   This is not a sexual problem

Doctor :  
it is skin problem
User :   Should I see a specialist for it or is it not needed as of now
Doctor :  
the local skin is so dry
Doctor :  
You do not need now
Doctor :  
It heals on its own
User :   for how long do i stay away from sex
Doctor :  
with three time application of petroleum jelly
Doctor :  
You should not have intercourse for next 5 days
User :   is it right for me to understand that : it is not a sexual problem , it is a skin problem , not serious , therefore no need to see a specialist , petroleum jelly / vaseline should work in solving the problem
Doctor :  
Yes
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If the problem is increasing after 2 days
User :   how many times a day should i apply vaselineand for how many days
Doctor :  
you need to see a doctor
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three times a day, for next 3 days
User :   i get your point , i get to know abou tthe problem only during intercourse or masterbutation ( do not know the exact spelling )
Doctor :  
masturbation
User :   ok , thanks
Doctor :  
Keep away from them for timebeing
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the friction increases the problem
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hence it does not heal
User :   exactly
User :   normal vaseline is fine or is there some special types
Doctor :  
Best is vaseline or petroleum jelly
User :   ok
User :   if i have to see a dcotor after 3 days ( hope not ) than which specialist should I consult
User :   skin doctor / urologist
Doctor :  
yes, you can instead apply SECALIA cream
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or OILATUM cream
Doctor :  
Skin Doctor
User :   SECALIA / OILATUM cream instaed of vaseline ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Vaseline is fine, or the above one
User :   this is what one of the web sites wrote to me . does it make sense : User :   You seem to be suffering from phimosis. Though the foreskin may not be very tight, the minor cuts, each time the foreskin stretches over the turgid glans, gets fresh. Any cut in body heals with fibrosis, further loosing its elasticity. The foreskin every time will be tighter around the turgid penile head, glans penis. Treatment consists of removing the diseased foreskin ring which is suffering from recurrent insults. Surgery is simple and results long-lasting
Doctor :  
Look phimosis is a different term
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and you might have extra length of foreskin
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and if you have frequnet problem then it is good consider the suggestion of circumscison
Doctor :  
But once in 6 months is not frequent
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and this is not a worrisome thing
User :   i hope u are right >>>>
Doctor :  
If yoiu have a problem at erection or penetration
Doctor :  
then I would have suggested you for the surgery
User :   ok so to sum it up , i will go by your advise right now
Doctor :   yes
User :   finally what should I use : vaseline , SECALIA , OILATUM ?
Doctor :  
VASELINE
User :   ok great , if i do not get heeled up with vaseline than should I try the other cream or go to the doctor
Doctor :  
OILATUM
Doctor :   for next two days
Doctor :  
then Doctor
User :   ok , thanks
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   have a great evening , done
Doctor :   thanks for consulting Bye

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