01 April 2013

Smegma - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Dead cells and sebum oils combine under the foreskin of the penis, and appear as small white pieces. This is known as smegma. Although it can be alarming when first noticed, it is a natural phenomenon and helps to promote lubrication between the glans and foreskin. Smegma must be removed through normal washing process, but in some cases, where hygiene is poor or difficult wash under the foreskin, smegma can accumulate and cause problems further down the track. Regular washing creams, penis health and medication may be needed to control smegma.


Smegma under the foreskin is present in all men that the skin is constantly improves its products, but it is not always obvious. When it becomes visible, appears as white smegma wet materials forming tiny balls between the glans and the foreskin. While smegma is odorless, in some cases, where hygiene is very poor smegma can harden into "stones" smegma which can be very uncomfortable. Finally hardened smegma can cause bacteria cultures under the foreskin to increase and increase the risk of infection and disease. If smegma appears with other symptoms such as itching, inflammation or pain, consult your doctor to rule out sexually transmitted diseases or yeast infections.


Hygiene: Why not smegma men live? It depends on differences in health habits, such as washing under the foreskin will remove skin cells exfoliated before collecting oils and sebum become visible smegma. According to a research study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in 2006, researchers found that smegma is made up of dead skin cells, oil secretions from the prostate, sex hormones and white blood cells. Doctors used to believe that smegma can cause diseases such as prostate cancer, but scientists now know that smegma is common in teenagers and adult men. It helps to lubricate the space between the head of the penis and foreskin, and may even have antibacterial and antifungal properties.


Men who had difficulty retracting the foreskin back and head exposure of their penis may have a condition known as phimosis. The most common congenital phimosis may also be the result of trauma, infection or scarring. Due to the difficulty in retracting the foreskin hygiene and cleaning is very difficult in many cases, which makes the presence of smegma more likely. According to a study published in The Journal of Urology in 1973, men phimosis are almost twice as likely to have smegma than men without phimosis. If cleaning the space under the foreskin is too difficult and does not properly remove smegma, circumcision or partial circumcision may be necessary to avoid the discomfort and Consent of the disease.


Washing: Smegma is a natural lubricant and antibacterial, but it can accumulate if the penile hygiene is not performed regularly. Regular cleaning of the glans penis under the foreskin with soap and warm water helps eliminate exfoliated skin cells and prevent them from accumulating. This practice good hygiene should be completed each day, especially in men with a tendency to develop smegma, as a preventive measure.

Drugs: In some cases, antibiotics may have a regulating effect on the sebaceous glands sebum of the skin, and can benefit from several cases of smegma accumulation when cases are not due to poor hygiene or phimosis. Antibiotics are commonly used for severe cases of acne, but they take several months to take full effect on sebaceous glands sebum. Antibiotics can cause side effects in some cases, such as poor immune function, intestinal dysbiosis and digestive problems. Check with your doctor about whether antibiotics are effective for you.

Creams Health: penis can help balance the sebum glands under the foreskin and penis to keep the skin hydrated. Many men have dry skin on their penis, the glans and foreskin, due to the large amount of soap they should use to remove the accumulation of smegma. Specialist topical formulations (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) containing nutrients such as vitamin E, C, A, B3, and shea butter can help support regeneration of normal skin, soften dry smegma which became hardened, and keep skin healthy penis.