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How is phimosis treated?
Treatment depends on the age of the male, severity, and resulting
The first choice of treatment is usually a steroid ointment that is locally
applied. This treatment has shown a success rate of over 70%. The ointment
softens the foreskin and is applied for 4 to 6 weeks. Once full retraction is
possible the ointment is discontinued.
If the steroid treatment is not successful, a circumcision might be
beneficial. This depends on the underlying symptoms.