What are the treatment options for phimosis?
Phimosis usually goes away on its own within the first few years of a child's life. If it causes problems – for instance, when urinating (peeing) – it may need to be treated. Using a special cream is often enough. Surgery is only rarely needed.
If parents notice that their son’s foreskin can't be pulled back, there is no need for them to worry. It's normal for the foreskin of baby boys and toddlers to be tight or stuck to the head of their penis (glans): Nearly all boys are born with this kind of natural phimosis. It protects the head of the penis (glans) beneath the foreskin and the urethra (urine tube) from things like germs.
Areas of stuck skin (adhesions) usually detach and tight foreskins usually loosen on their own within the first few years of life. So it's best to wait a while before starting treatment. But you should seek medical advice if the child is in pain, his foreskin is inflamed, or urine can't flow out properly.