Betamethasone - an effective, safe, conservative and non-surgical method

    • Betamethasone - an effective, safe, conservative and non-surgical method


      Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted and a total of 100 patients (age- 3 to 12 years) of phimosis were enrolled. The management consisted of topical application of 0.05% betamethasone Ointment for 4 weeks. Those with partial response were advised additional 2 weeks of therapy. Failure to treatment cases were subsequently subjected to circumcision.
      Results: Total 100 patients were enrolled in the study. Out of 100 patients, 9 were excluded because of non-compliance and remaining 91 patients were studied and followed up. 85 cases out of 91 (93.4%) were declared a ‘success’; while remaining 6 (6.6%) were declared ‘failure’ and were subjected to circumcision. Of the 85 successfully treated; majority (70, 82.3%) responded within 4 weeks of treatment and 15 (17.6%) responded in 6 weeks. The highest number of patients who responded to treatment within 4 weeks were < 5 years of age (54, 93.1%) (p<0.05).
      Conclusions: Topical steroid (0.05% betamethasone ointment) is an effective, safe, conservative and non-surgical method of primary treatment of childhood Phimosis, especially when combined with good hygiene practices of foreskin with daily retraction and cleansing.

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      Where have all the foreskins gone
      long time passing
      where have all the foreskins gone
      long time ago
      where have all the foreskins gone
      doctors cut them one by one

      When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?