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Old 09-12-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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Smegma build up/cause, help treatment

I have had this problem for around a year and a half, every day no matter how frequently i wash under my foreskin, there is a build up normally rather large of smegma. Also my penis head seems to be rather dry,

I visited my local GUM clinic and was tested for everything sexually transmitted. which came back clear. All the nurse had to say was to carry on washing and keeping clean.

I researched a possible problem of candida and took the necessary over the counter tablets which did absolutely nothing.

This is really starting to get me down now, i just dont know whats going on.

Any insight or help would be very much appreciated.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: Smegma build up/cause, help treatment

this could just be "you" every body is different, you are washing and drying the area daily and went to the Doc. only advice I can suggest is see a different Doc

Old 09-20-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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I would see a dermatologist.

Old 11-07-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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Re: Smegma build up/cause, help treatment

I developed excessive and quite smelly smegma a few years ago in my early 30s. Cleaning it in the morning helped only temporarily and by the middle or end of the day it was back in a bad way. I'd never had it like this before. My doctor advised thrush cream, which didn't help.

A couple of years later I went to the doctor about my fairly mild but persistent back acne, which I've had since childhood. The old doctor had moved on and so I also mentioned the smegma problem to the new one. He said was just one of those things you have to deal with and everyone's different, so I should just clean it more. He recommended 'Minocycline 100mg as Hydrochloride' for my back acne. I took one pill a day and within a few days noticed that my smegma problem had cleared up! I've been taking the Minocycline for a few months now and the spots seem no better but the smegma situation is amazing! I bet I could go 72 hours without washing down there and still be fresher than after 24 hours before.

When I went back for a repeat prescription of minocycline for the acne (as it could take a longish time as minoclycline isn't one of the stronger treatments) I mentioned the smegma improvement and the doctor said it wasn't entirely surprising.

I was pretty angry that he'd been so blase about telling me to deal with it as something that would never improve when in fact this accidental treatment has immensely improved my quality of life.

So I'd recommend anyone giving minocycline ago for a few weeks to see if it helps with smegma problems. Oh, one downside is that it makes me a bit fartier than normal, but it's worth it!

Old 11-07-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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Good to hear the smegma is gone, sorry to hear the doc just brushed it off in the begining (as I did by saying "all guys are different") good to know what meds can help that problem...

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