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Should I be worried if I have smegma?

Should I be worried if I have smegma?

Smegma may appear as a cheese-like substance, which may concern some people. However, it is typically nothing to worry about unless it is not smegma but a symptom of an infection. If a boy or man is uncircumcised, they will have a foreskin that covers the head of the penis.

Will smegma go away?

Pus-like clumps called smegma can sometimes form as the foreskin naturally retracts. This is normal, requires no treatment and goes away on its own.

Why should I clean under my foreskin?

If you have a foreskin, pull it back gently and wash underneath. If you don’t wash underneath the foreskin correctly, a cheesy-looking substance called smegma may begin to gather. Smegma is a natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist. It’s found on the head of the penis and under the foreskin.

How do you get rid of smegma fast?

How to treat smegma in males

  1. Gently pull back your foreskin.
  2. Use a mild soap and warm water to wash the area that’s usually covered by your foreskin.
  3. Thoroughly rinse off all the soap and then gently pat the area dry.
  4. Pull your foreskin back over the tip of your penis.
  5. Repeat this daily until the smegma disappears.

How do you clean under foreskin?

To clean under the foreskin, gently push it as far as possible toward the body. Carefully wash the entire area with warm water. Then replace the foreskin over the head of the penis. A boy as young as 3 can be taught to clean under his foreskin as a normal part of his hygiene.

Why do I have White Stuff under my foreskin?

It could be the pain you describe is due to an infection caused by a build up of smegma – a condition known as balanitis. But it’s impossible to diagnose over the internet, so you need to see your doctor (GP) about this.

When to see a doctor about white spots on your foreskin?

White spots that appear on your foreskin aren’t always a cause for concern. Oftentimes, they disappear within a few days or weeks. If your symptoms last longer than a week or two, see your doctor for diagnosis. See your doctor if you begin experiencing: pain. swelling. soreness. redness or irritation.

Why are circumcisions less common in men?

In men, that means properly cleaning your genitals, including around and under your foreskin. Your body produces a lubricant to help the foreskin retract. That lubricant can build up under your foreskin along with other natural oils, dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria. That’s why this condition is less common in circumcised males.

What causes a yeast infection under the foreskin?

A penile yeast infection is a fungal infection caused by the Candida albicans fungus. It can be spread by having sex with someone who has a yeast infection or by not practicing good genital hygiene. If you have a yeast infection, symptoms will usually appear around the head of your penis or under your foreskin.