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My foreskin has swollen up and it is effecting my urine

My foreskin has swollen...

My foreskin has swollen up and it is effecting my urine stream! I am 78 yrs.old and not circumcised!

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No recent injuries and it happened on a trip from SC to La. I tried some body wash instead of soap at Harrah Casino in Biloxi and noticed the swelling after that!

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

This has never happened before!

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You may have phimosis (prepuce skin is stuck) and balanoposthitis (inflammation of glans and prepuce skin).

You may need local application of antifungal cream.

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Wayne,

This seems to be Balanoposthitis (balanitis is inflammation of the glans and posthitis is inflammation of the foreskin).The treatment entails;

1) careful cleansing of the foreskin and glans by warm sterile saline water or with the betadine (available without prescription)

2) warm sitz baths,

3) application of low-dose topical corticosteroids like 0.5% hydrocortisone skin ointment (over the counter product)

4) topical antifungals (OTC) application

5) oral antibiotics may be needed if it seems to be a bacterial infection and infection is severe.

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