The Cause Of Smegma Builds Up Longer Than Before?
I want to ask, what is the influence factor of how much / not smegma? I haven’t circumcised, in the past, usually 3 days I didn’t clean it, I already had Smegma, now it’s 5 days but the smegma is little / maybe not there. Thanks
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Smegma can occur due to a buildup of dead skin cells mixed with oil and other fluids. Human skin including the skin in the penis area will always experience replacement. This skin turnover will basically slow down as you get older. Therefore, in young children, smegma will tend to appear more quickly, while in the elderly, smegma will accumulate longer.
The factor that most influences the appearance of smegma is personal hygiene. Smegma itself is actually not dangerous, but if allowed to build up, it can cause adhesions between the foreskin and the head of the penis which can cause pain when it is about to be cleaned. Therefore, if you have not been circumcised, you should always clean the head and neck area of the penis which is covered by the foreskin every day when you shower. Make sure you roll up the foreskin so that the entire head and neck of the penis is exposed, then clean the area with warm water and mild soap. Rinse the soap thoroughly, then dry the area well.
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