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I was just wondering if there was any particular cream that had to be used, or if any of the steroid creams would work. I have some around that dh was going to try, but I didn't know if it would be ok or not.<br><br>
The reason I ask is that dh has phimosis from built-up scar tissue. His mother forcibly retracted his foreskin for at least his first 2 years and it is badly scarred now.<br><br>
We don't really have the money to buy steroid cream (yes I know they aren't that much, we still can't afford it) and I know dh would really like to do something about this problem, so I was hoping that what we have on hand (sorry, I don't remember what it is right now) would be ok.
 

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What you need to look for is betamethesone .05% in the ingredient listing. However, I think it is only available by prescription. The prescription version is not expensive. As well as I can recall, it is less than $10.00.<br><br>
However, the betamethesone is not necessary. It only speeds things up. Here is a discussion board that addresses this issue. Your husband can get all of the information he needs to complete the process with or without betamethesone:<br><br><a href="http://f19.parsimony.net/forum33578/" target="_blank">http://f19.parsimony.net/forum33578/</a><br><br>
Thanks for posting. This clearly shows why the foreskin should not be retracted on infants. Good luck to your husband and let us know how things go.<br><br><br><br><br>
Frank
 

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Thanks, Frank! I'll pass that link on to my dh.
 

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With my oldest, his ped gave us a script for "Testorgel", a topical steriod cream that is soy based and homepathic. My son was not being treated for phimosis, but this steroid is set to work.<br>
Deb
 
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