Symptoms of smegma infection and how to fix it
People may want the funk, but not the one that smells like thick white. That’s correct, smegma. Smegma didn’t start out so bad. Smegma is actually the end result of the body’s masterful self-cleaning abilities and is a smelly mix of oil, dead skin cells, and other fluids. However, elves and fairies will not come to clean it for a man, he has to do it himself. And when it doesn’t … it’s not pretty. Not only does it stink, but it can also lead to infection and embarrassment in more intimate moments. However, the good news is that it is easy to clean and even easier to prevent.
Symptoms of smegma infection
Unlike the mystery of whether the Starbucks barista is interested or just provides excellent customer service, smegma is pretty self-evident. It is also one of those conditions that does not show much variation. Since it is seen physically, the symptoms of smegma infection are fairly constant. There are some common symptoms of smegma including:
– A foul or sour smell coming from the penis. ‘Nuff said about that symptom.
– A whitish and dense texture with a consistency similar to cheese. No, it is not cottage cheese, it is head cheese (as it is colloquially known). And the aforementioned scent will go toe-to-toe with the best Limburger.
– Burning and pulsating urination. No, your penis did not turn into a dragon; is smegma. Men who experience this may also find that they feel the urge to urinate more frequently.
– Irritation. The skin on the penis becomes red, irritated, and angry.
Causes of smegma
The cause of smegma is practically one and only one thing: not cleaning the region thoroughly or often enough. When a man neglects his nether region and does not properly and meticulously wash his penis (or his body), all the layers of sweat, dead skin, and body oils come together to infect the body. In simpler terms, the absence of a properly performed hygiene regimen will result in smegma. Men who don’t wash every day, don’t wash after workouts, don’t wash after sex, or don’t wash with a purpose (looking at those guys who shower and wash their hair, they think the lather that flows through your body will do the rest of the work) are prone to smegma.
While not a cause of smegma, being uncircumcised puts a man at higher risk for smegma simply because smegma’s favorite place to live is located under the foreskin. To avoid hygiene problems and smegma, some of these men decide to get circumcised.
Treating symptoms of smegma infection
How is smegma treated? If you don’t know, now you know. It is easy. Just go through a daily grooming ritual. This ritual should focus on precisely cleaning the penis, including around and under the foreskin. Then rinse, pat dry and hydrate. For the more detailed guys, here is a detailed procedure for cleaning and keeping the area smegma free.
1) Gently pull back the foreskin. If the smegma has hardened, it may not be able to be completely removed. Do not force it! It can cause pain and tear the skin, which can lead to infection. Soak the area in warm water for an extended period of time to loosen the smegma. Oil can also help. However, do not use a scouring pad or scrubber. That will tear the delicate skin of the penis, inviting bacteria and causing severe pain.
2) Use a mild cleanser and warm water to wash the entire area. Be gentle but thorough. If the smegma has hardened, rub in some oil (olive or coconut is great) first to gently break down the smegma.
3) Rinse well and pat dry when finished cleaning.
4) Condition the penis with a specially formulated penis health cream (Health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically shown to be safe and gentle on the skin) after each cleaning. Choose a cream that has a natural moisturizing base like shea butter and vitamin E to nourish the penis. Then add vitamins A, B, C, and D for their soothing, elastin, and cell-regenerating properties.
5) Repeat every day until smegma is gone and continue to follow this new process to prevent smegma.
If smegma doesn’t improve after a good week of deep cleansing, or if it worsens, see a doctor for treatment. Otherwise, get to work!