When someone mentions using a phimosis cream to treat their tight foreskin, they’re usually referring to steroid creams. While steroid creams have shown to be quiet beneficial for treating phimosis, it is important to know their limitations and their potential side effects.

Phimosis is a condition where your foreskin becomes too tight to allow your glans to easily slide through. The goal of conservative treatments is to preserve the foreskin and its function while fixing the problem permanently.

One way to do this is to widen the narrow (problematic) part of your foreskin enough to allow the glans through, even in an erect state. Since our foreskin has the ability to grow, a consistent regimen of stretching can slowly widen the narrow foreskin opening. However, the expansion of skin, no matter where it is located, is a slow process.

That’s where steroid creams come in. They can help speed the process of foreskin expansion and fix your phimosis much faster than you would without them.

Simple, right?

Not really. As you’re about to see, steroid creams don’t work equally well for everyone and they are certainly not free of side effects. Learning about the pros and cons of phimosis creams can help you make a more informed decision about how to treat your phimosis in a safe and effective way.

What are steroids and what do they do?

The steroids that we talk about when it comes to phimosis creams are actually called corticosteroids, not to be confused with anabolic steroids that are often linked with abuse by athletes and bodybuilders.

The story of steroids (corticosteroids) begins at the top of our kidneys, where you will find two small organs called the adrenal glands. Among the adrenal gland’s many functions is to […]