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My foreskin, at the tip, is dry and sometimes flaky.

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Dr. P. T. Patil

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Posted on Tue, 26 Feb 2019 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: My foreskin, at the tip, is dry and sometimes flaky. Not sure how to make this go away - i clean regularly
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please provide few more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query.
Based on the facts that you have posted you seem to be have facing problem of your foreskin being getting dry and flaky.

I shall be happy if you can post me more details to help me in making precise comments
1)Are you Diabetic ?
2) What is your age ?
3)Is there any collection of white material(Smegma) underneath foreskin
?
4) Do you have any urinary complains ?

Please do write and feel free to ask if you have more questions I shall be happy to address the same

Thanks andRegards
Dr Patil.




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 12 hours later
Hello,

1) no
2) 25
3) no
4) no
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mostly it is due to infection of the foreskin (Posthatitis )

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for feedback .

It is mostly due to infection of the foreskin ( Posthatitis)
Take following medications for a week
1) Antibiotic Augmentin twice daily
2) Anti inflammatory drug like Diclofenac twice daily
3) Topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin to be applied over foreskin and underneath it .

Avoid sexual encounters till it gets cured completely .

Ensure to wash and clean genitals with warm water twice daily .By the way do you have difficulty in retracting foreskin over glans penis ?

It should get resolved over a week .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr Patil
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