Tiny sebaceous glands in the penis produce smegma (a white discharge) to lubricate the foreskin to help it retract. When not properly cleaned these fluids mix with urine and semen and create a breeding environment for bacteria and fungi. In order to fully clean the pores of the penis a special soap is needed.
Effects of Smegma Under Your Foreskin
The foreskin is the sheath of skin that covers the glans (head) of the penis. Improper washing causes smegma to build up and, in some cases, even harden. Aside from a bad smell this can also result in irritation, redness, swelling, and inflammation of the penis. Smegma can also be the result of balanitis infections.
Symptoms of Balanitis:
- Pain and irritation of the penis
- Itching under the foreskin
- Swelling of the penis
- Thick white discharge under the foreskin
- Foul smell
- Painful urination
If you have these and other related symptoms, consult your doctor.
Antibacterial Soap for Uncircumcised
Are you uncircumcised? Do you have an unpleasant smell on your penis? Chances are that smegma has something to do with it. Here’s what you can do:
- Clean the affected area thoroughly. Retract the foreskin, create a sizable lather of OESUP soap and clean everything covered by your foreskin.
- Thoroughly dry underneath the foreskin. Use a hair dryer or hold your foreskin retracted and let it air dry until the area is completely dry.
- Pay extra attention to the frenulum and foreskin itself.
- Confirm that the area is dry by brushing your fingers over the skin. You should not feel any friction.
- Repeat this process daily to make sure you eliminate smegma and the foul odor.
Within one week, you should be bacteria-free. If the odor persists after one week, you should seek medical intervention. Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics, anesthetic creams, or steroid creams.
How to Avoid Getting Bacteria Under Your Foreskin
- Thoroughly clean your genitals
- Avoid sweating
- Wear breathable underwear and pants
- Keep pubic hair trimmed
- Clean yourself well after sex
- Clean thoroughly after urinating
- Avoid washing with regular soaps
- Avoid scented cleansers
Personal hygiene is key to keeping yourself clear from bacteria and fungal infections.
Chronic infection of the foreskin and penis can increase the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). An erection can cause the foreskin to split and bleed.
Balanitis can tighten the foreskin to hinder urination. In some cases, the foreskin fills up with urine like a balloon.
Rarely, abnormal growths develop on the foreskin, and can be cancerous in some cases. Penile cancer is sporadic in circumcised men.
The simplest way to get rid of smegma is to adjust to your hygiene. Smegma is rarely a serious condition but, if left unattended, can cause many other problems. In cases where you cannot get rid of smegma, consult a health professional to do a diagnosis.
Are you an uncircumcised and find yourself with a pungent, foul smell in your privates? Contact OESUP LLC today. We will provide you with the right antibacterial soap to get rid of the bacteria under your foreskin.