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Tight Foreskin

The condition where the skin covering the glans penis (foreskin) becomes tight and cannot be pulled over is called phimosis. The symptoms seen are pain, swelling, and difficulty urinating. It can be congenital or can be caused by infections like balanitis, balanoposthitis, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, lichen planus, eczema, and psoriasis.

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I have a tight foreskin, and I get cuts on the front part of the skin. Is there a natural treatment to cure my problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 44-year-old male. I have a tight foreskin. Sometimes, I get cuts on the front part of the skin. I do not want to go for surgery. Is there a natural treatment to cure this problem? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you take the medicines mentioned below for two weeks and consult an ayurvedic physician for further management. 1. Take Ksheerbala oil (Sida cordifolia, milk, and sesamum oil), gently massage your penis for five to ten minutes da...  Read Full »

I have a tight foreskin and difficulty retracting it. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. I have a tight foreskin. When my penis is erect, I cannot pull the skin down completely, but when it is flaccid, it can be pulled down all the way. Sometimes, I can, but not always. I went to the doctor, and he said it was all in my mindset. He tried to retract ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. If your doctor, after a clinical examination, determined that your foreskin is normal and not tight, then it should be fine because clinical examinations are more reliable than self-examination. However, if you still find it challenging, you c...  Read Full »

My foreskin becomes tight during erection and cracks when retracted. Can you suggest some treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem of cracked skin on my penis when it becomes erect and the foreskin retracts, for the past six to seven days. This problem does not occur when the penis is normal and not erect. I do not have pain and redness in the glans penis. My only problem is that my foreskin is tight...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you with your query. The reason behind cracked skin is that when an erection occurs it stretches the tight foreskin which further causes cracks in some places. Sometimes an infection can also cause problems like dermatitis,...  Read Full »

I am worried about having a tight foreskin and feeling of discomfort during sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I did not have tight foreskin problems before when I was engaged in sex, it was normal and will be pulled back. I did not try to pull it back before. But I am pulling back from one and a half years. It is going back, but not comfortable while performing sex. Is there natural ayurvedic ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. See the condition of the tight foreskin is called phimosis. According to Ayurveda, this condition needs oleation therapy both internally as well as externally.I would suggest the following: For internal oleation therapy ...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old male, and I am unable to pull back my penile foreskin. Kindly suggest a solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I am not able to pull the foreskin of my penis back. Kindly suggest me some solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. See at your age sometimes the foreskin is very tight and the condition is known as phimosis. According to Ayurveda, this condition needs Oleation therapy both internally as well as externally. I will suggest you some sim...  Read Full »

I am a 44-year-old male suffering from a tight or short frenulum in my penis. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 44-year-old male suffering from tight or short frenulum. Is there any treatment for short frenulum other than surgery (frenuloplasty or circumcision). Because I do not want surgery. Is there treatment in ayurveda or in homeopathy for short frenulum?Please reply.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This is the condition of paraphimosis. It is due to the fibrosis of the open end of the foreskin. Fibrosis makes an annular ring. It needs minor surgery and circumcision. But it can be...  Read Full »

Why has my foreskin become sore and tight to retract?

Query: Hello doctor, A widower, 81 years old. Of late my foreskin has become sore and slightly tight to retract. I am a diabetic person for last seven years. But the sugar is normal but occasionally sugar goes up to 170/180.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A slightly tight foreskin has difficulty to retract over the glans penis. It is commonly known as paraphimosis. It needs surgical removal of the foreskin which covers the glans penis. Now you can use Jatyadi ghritam (Sariva, Tuthya, Sesame Oil) externally as a lubricant...  Read Full »

Is there anything I can do to resolve tight foreskin at home?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having difficulty pulling back my foreskin. I have always had this, but I am embarrassed to go to the doctor. Is there anything I can do to resolve this at home?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem of tight foreskin medically is known as phimosis. In phimosis, the patients feel a variety of symptoms. Sometimes a person may find it hard to urinate due to the tight foreskin and may usually suffer from urinary tract infections. On the other hand...  Read Full »

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