BXO treatment... Page 20 of 37
Again... Good luck and share your results... May be we can togheter improve the method...
astor 5 years ago
So I wonder what I'm doing so wrong. I just shake the mix and put a few drops onto the affected area. Do you massage it into the skin or something?
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wantfsf 5 years ago
balanitis-and-other-penile-infections.html " rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2013/07/coconut-oil-for-balan...
There is a mention about BXO that it might be curable with coconut oil.
could be worth of try.
wantfsf, i just apply dmso/tto mix to finger and massaging it around my tip of foreskin, even the skin areas that are not affected by disease and i do this about 2-3 times a day and after sometime skin starts to peel.
jomppa 5 years ago
I have a feeling that the problem has different strains of a virus? Because some cases of BXO are very different and respond to different anti-fungal substances. Coconut oil is a great idea.
Also cutting out sugar and dairy in your diet?
I have been applying only once a night because the odor the DMSO gives off is quite terrible! But am looking better and better each morning!!!!!
I found this post on a forum somewhere and thought you guys might like to read it.
'I had phimosis. It snuck up on me. A little itching, a little more itching, a rash, a little swelling. I thought it was jock itch or something like that a first. But those remedies didn't work. Then the foreskin got tighter. Anyway, you know the symptoms after that. I happened to come across this blog when googling for natural remedies.
I used Tea tree oil and DMSO. I happened to have some at the time. I didn't get the emu oil right away. Maybe a week later. Believe me, I thought it was getting worse with the application of that stuff, but I kept doing it. There was splitting and peeling and splitting again. I got the emu oil and started using that as well. I endured it for about two weeks 5,6,7, times a day. I was a painful experience. I had to stop. After I stopped the swelling started to go down and it peeled ant started to heal. The skin was a little tight still but it was tolerable. After 4 or five days it almost seemed like everything was going to be ok. Then is all slowly started to come back again!
I went through the whole process again. It took about another two weeks. Believe it or not. It is completely gone! It has been gone for about six months now. The skin is no longer tight. There are a couple of very minor scars. Other than that, everything is completely normal. This stuff works!'
gemini33 5 years ago
I was daigonsed with BXO 18 months ago but I had it for about 1 year before I decided to do something about it how stupid I was anyways I didn't have serious symptoms like itching, soreness,un retractable foreskin, redness, bleeding etc. I only ever had a fairly big white patch and other smaller white patches.
Since my diagnoses I have been using steroid creams in particular clobetsol with limited success. Im careful to keep the area clean and dry.
Im going to revamp my diet and start the red clover tabs. From what I can see the 50/50 of teatree oil/DMSO or the emuoil/teatree oil is working great applied to the foreskin. Has anyone applied this mixture to the glans and seen great improvements? I would love to know. I would start this regiment if there success.
fox25 5 years ago
Like others on here, I'm a long time sufferer of this damn condition. Sounds strange, but I didn't actually realise it was a problem until recently. I have a restored foreskin, and after developing the ring (which is often the cause of men being circumcised) I thought it was simply because my skin was being pulled at an unusual angle due to me not having enough skin on the underside. However, I noticed the skin that used to be shaft skin and was now covering my glans was white, and had been for years. I enquired about it on another forum, and one of the members asked whether it was Lichen Sclerosis. Looking at other pictures of it and reading symptoms, I'm certain.
I've had it, to my knowledge, for the last couple of years. It also explains some other injuries I've undergone to my penis over that time.
I live in New Zealand, and I'm not sure if DMSO is as readily available here as it is in some places. Nonetheless, I'm on a regime that seems to be working.
I'm applying a diluted coating of TTO to the affected area, but the primary treatment I'm banking on for now and seems to be helping is talcum powder with Zinc Oxide in it. I apply a very light coating of Vaseline first then coat it in powder. This keeps the skin dry, and the vaseline helps the powder stick to the skin.
Every night I notice some more peeling. I admit, I've been a little keen and have experienced some of the rawness as a result of peeling too much too soon, but the best news is that today I started peeling at one spot around the ring. This has happened to me before when covering myself in talcum powder, but I thought nothing of it. I did it a couple of weeks ago and stopped, but started again on the weekend. Today is only 3 days later and it's really promising I'm seeing peeling already.
Perhaps I have an advantage over most men in that I have a very short amount of foreskin, so can keep myself peeled back quite easily. I'm doing that in the evenings as well.
If you are going to try this, the only thing I would caution you over is that talcum powder makes the edges of peeling skin very easy to spot, and can make you think it's ready to be removed. Just let it peel in its own time.
I read a post my a guy who spent roughly 30% of his day with his foreskin pulled back and kept it dry, and cured himself of this ailment. So I'm banking on the same philosophy. So far, so good. I'll post updates here.
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greaneyr 5 years ago
I guess that made the difference and the moisture of emu oil was preventing progress. After 5 days of applying 3 or 4 times daily, a single layer of skin rolled off.
Still a work in progress, as the ring is very deep within the skin. Foreskin-retraction seems ill-advised as an erection makes it painful. So keeping everything totally dry is a challenge.
Getting the outer layer of skin to dry out seems key to getting it peeling.
I had tried the clover, salmon oil etc. supplements, but they really seem ineffective. I notice no benefit at all.
Sugar-elimination seems a tall order. Also, those who drink alcohol presumably haven't eliminated sugar either.
wantfsf 5 years ago
Something I am doing is definitely working. My BXO was at a very progressed state, starting with the beginnings of the ring about 2 years ago, and spreading in both directions perpendicular to it. I had it as far down my restored foreskin as was pressed against the glans, and I believe I have the beginnings of it on the glans. In other words, a reasonably advanced state. Not bad enough to be affecting the urethra, but bad enough to make the bulk of my inner skin white with the dried paint/dried PVA glue tissue that some call 'scarring'.
Since I began my treatment a week ago, I've noticed the skin at the very base of my inner foreskin is darkening back to normal colour and softening back to normal texture. Fair to say that this is the thinnest place due to the fact that it is the closest to the opening of my foreskin, but it's still a good sign that I'm making progress.
The other thing of note, since peeling too keenly, I have a wound on one side that's still quite raw, so I'm avoiding putting too much powder onto it. The place where the biggest improvement can be seen is on the opposite side to this, which is where I had been applying powder.
I don't think the powder provides any medicinal benefit. I think it's effect is purely from drying the skin out. I have seen plenty of other posts on other sites where people felt that drying and keeping it dry was pivotal to their recovery. The only other thing I have done is scratch gently at that skin when it's bone dry, which I theorize has the effect of further reducing the moisture content and also helping it to flake off. Nothing over the top. Just minor scraping with something that can make tiny white scratch marks. I've been using a pumice stone a little too, although I can't use it on that area so much now because it has thinned and the skin has become more sensitive.
So far, my regime involves:
Keeping it dry at all times. Where possible, retract the foreskin and go 'cut'
When the skin is bone dry, make some tiny, light scratches on any skin that will allow it.
If I have to be covered, lightly cover it with vaseline and then talcum powder.
Clean the area with Hydrogen Peroxide (this is a new one I added in the last couple of days).
Use a magnifying glass to inspect the skin when dry. You'll see lots of flaking skin, which is really encouraging.
It's really annoying I decided to forcefully peel skin back and injure myself, as I'm having to go easy on a reasonable area of skin at the moment, so I'm sure I would have made more progress in the last week if I hadn't. I'm really only able to focus on a small area for now.
Further updates to follow as I learn more.
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greaneyr 5 years ago
dfrance 5 years ago
I'm keeping it dry when I can by keeping the skin back, and when I can't for long periods, I cover the BXO area with Curash talcum powder, with Zinc Oxide. Every evening, I dab the area with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide using a q-tip.
I haven't managed to get rid of the ring as yet, but it's showing some nice cracking so is probably a week or so away from coming free.
Over the last couple of days, I actually decided to stop treatment because I wanted the raw wounds (from when I forcibly peeled the skin back) to heal. I covered the area in vitamin E ointment. Counter to what I had expected, it seemed to actually accelerate the shedding of bad skin. I would have thought it would have moisturised and therefore, halted my progress.
Anyway, so far this seems relatively easy to get rid of. I agree with earlier posts on here that state that they think western medicine doesn't actually understand this disease. I'm glad I made the choice to treat it myself, rather than seeing my doctor and loading it up with powerful steroid creams.
Further updates as they come to hand.
greaneyr 5 years ago
This seems to make a difference. The TTO smarts a lot more, and the foreskin tip is shriveled up.
My only concern right now is about mixing DMSO with baby powder.
wantfsf 5 years ago
Almost 4 weeks of threatment and I experienced the peeling off... and the skin its softer... I tried everything TTO/DMSO/EMU 3 to 6 times a day... I never havent a lot of trouble whit the 'ring', i had it and I Have yet, but I dont care of it because it didnt cause me problems whit erections or something... But my problem its the White patch on the gland rounding the uretra. I didnt experencied some visible positive results on it. I dont know if the emu oil may be its keeping the gland wet... The patch its at the same size and colour... (White) than 30 days ago... Im frustrated. Ill stop using the emu to see what happend and ill try to keep retracted the foreskin whit a band on the penis like others here to see.
Lets see... anyway its good to read positive results here.
Godd wishes for all
astor 5 years ago
This is depressingly slow to treat. This week, my peeling has slowed considerably. One side of my skin is much more pink than the other side. It's the side I started treating first (the other side had an injury just after I started). Except the other side doesn't seem to have started peeling at anywhere near the same rate. Tonight, I took to using a pumice stone to gently scrub away the thick skin on the side that is progressing slower. It's very like a callus. Scrubbing it is entirely painless. It's quite satisfying to have an immediate effect. My theory behind it is that, by thinning the layers of skin, it will make it easier for the peroxide to penetrate down to where it needs to.
I've tried Manuka Honey as an ONT for a couple of nights, but have stopped for a little while as it seems like the 'dryness' approach was working better for me.
Due to the excruciatingly slow progress, I've been forced to dwell on small highlights each week. Highlights for this week are:
1) The obvious 'creep' of 'normal skin' onto the BXO skin. This is apparent in a lot of areas as, while the healthy skin still has the BXO colour, it is raised at the same level as the normal skin rather than being sunk in. Looking with a magnifying glass shows it's getting fine wrinkles, which the healthy ski has, and gaining elasticity.
2) The ring has peeled away a few layers, and it's no longer painful to slide the foreskin back and forwards over the head. I'll leave it up to your imagination to figure out why that particular breakthrough might be beneficial :)
The rate of progress is depressing. I've been battling the effects of this condition now since 2012, and while I know it took a long time to develop and will also take a long time to get rid of, and that I've only been treating it properly for a little under 3 weeks, that still doesn't change the reality that this has affected my life now for two years. I'm trying to be realistic, and I said to myself that July would be the month where I learn how long it's likely to take me to treat my BXO naturally. I'm not expecting a cure by the end of July; I'm just expecting to be able to understand how long I'm likely to have my sex life regulated after so long.
greaneyr 5 years ago
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