Whether it’s from a garment mishap or from extracurricular activities (wink wink), awkward accidents happen. And any accident down there can be incredible uncomfortable and painful. So, what do you do? Yay, another visit to the doctor for an incredibly awkward conversation. Isn’t once a year enough to see “those” doctors?
Home treatment can be a safe choice for your ego and wound if performed properly!
How to treat a scrape, cut, or tear on penis:
Step 1: Clean the wound
Wash the wound with water. Use a clean cotton towel or fresh paper towel to dry the wound and surrounding area thoroughly.
Step 2: Ice
Apply ice to the wound to reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice immediately after wound has occurred for approximately 10 to 20 minutes. This can be done up to three times the day of injury.
Be sure to protect skin from frost bite, by putting a layer of cloth between ice and skin. Icing is a personal preference, if the wound is small enough or you experience too much displeasure from icing, cease icing.
Step 3: Apply CUROXEN
Apply CUROXEN to the wound, being sure not to get any into the urethra. Then bandage the area if possible to keep urine and other debris from irritating the wound.
CUROXEN is an all-natural, organic first aid ointment proven to be over 5X more effective at killing bacteria (Read about the Science) than any other product on the market today. Made from oxygenated olive oil, calendula and lavender, CUROXEN kills bacteria that may be on the wound, eases the pain, and speeds up the healing process.
There are no nasty chemicals or petroleum-based products in CUROXEN, so it won’t cause any allergic reactions. Triple antibiotic ointments (like Neosporin) contain neomycin and bacitracin, which cause an allergic reaction in 10% of the population*. Plus you will avoid an unnecessary exposure to synthetic antibiotics by using CUROXEN, a choice any doctor will applaud.
Step 4: Support the injury and avoid physical activity.
While in recovery, wear jockey shorts, not boxers, to support the injury. Rest and protect the wound by avoiding activities that come in contact with the area. This includes sex and masturbation.
Step 6: See a doctor.
If you are on the fence about whether or not to see a doctor, consider whether you would seek medical care if the wound was on your arm. If yes, then see a medical professional immediately. If the wound has not healed within a week, you should see a medical professional.
- Try wearing cotton clothing for a few days.
- Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain killers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- Never use Antibiotic ointments – they contain harsh chemicals you wouldn’t want to put on such a sensitive area, can cause an allergic reaction, and expose you to antibiotics unnecessarily.
- Apply warmth to the area if desired, after you are sure swelling has gone down. Typically, this is after 48 to 72 hours.
To Prevent Future “Incidents”:
- Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers
- Use plenty of lubrication when participating in vigorous sexual activity
- Prevent scratching or rubbing whenever possible
- Protect skin from excessive moisture, irritants, and rough clothing
- Maintain a cool, stable temperature and consistent humidity levels
- Limit exposure to dust, cigarette smoke, pollens, and animal dander
- Clean yourself after sex or masturbation
*Both branded and generic antibiotic creams and ointments rely on three main medications, two of which — neomycin and bacitracin — earned the dubious title of Allergen of the Year by the American Contact Dermatitis Association (ACDA) in 2010 and 2003, respectively.
*Neomycin creates an allergic reaction in approximately 10% of consumers, while 9.2% reacted negatively to bacitracin, with reactions ranging from skin rash to anaphylaxis.