This is july 2020. My urethra was opening up and the skin on my glans were soft and not flaky like they were in 2019
Its 2019 and I am still taking a long break from restoring when I notice a rash...
Now since I was not restoring my glans were covered with foreskin 23/7. ( showering and retracing to urinate not included ) Unfortunately for me this allowed for my glans and foreskin to stay in prolonged contact with urine due to some urine leakage from my old PA piercing.
The biggest cause for this urine leak was my old PA pieicing that never fully closed. See this pic from 2012
When my skin was in its normal position shown here my urethra could air out. Unfortunately my old PA piercing allowed a few drops of urine to stay under my foreskin. Basically marinating my glans and inner foreskin in urine all day. This was my primary cause of my problem. Urine trapped under my foreskin.
This "rash" went into overdrive in summer of 2019 My urethra was closing up and that's not good. This is when I went to a urologist to find out what the hell was wrong with me.
After some research online I found a Blog that someone posted who had BXO from urine, His solution was to keep the skin retracted to dry the glans and skin out and let the skin peel. So I decided to do the same.
It only took days of drying the skin out to see things get better. My "rigid band area" started to peel at this point.
The skin just kept peeling and getting better, I kept my skin retracted for a few months while this took place. That wasn't easy since my skin for years now naturally wants to stay over my glans.
Skin peeled away on my glans and inner foreskin, any skin that was in contact with urine was peeling and getting better.
During this I used nothing but water to clean my skin, No steroids or prescription cremes. Keeping my skin urine free was working. It sucked to keep my skin retracted for this time period. But in the end it was better than the alternative.
The area of skin that made up my POE ( the end of my foreskin ) was thick and not as pliable as it was prior to this issue. This drying and peeling process took about 9 months.
That stupid little hole would always leak a few drops of urine after I urinated.
My BXO was caused by urine left on my foreskin and glans for long periods of time. It was like an allergic reaction to my own urine. The cure was simple. Absorb any urine left on my glans after I urinate with a tissue or let my glans air out before I allow my foreskin to roll forwards.
BXO can be from a bacteria or in my case Prolonged exposer to urine trapped under the foreskin with help from a leaky old PA piercing. ( don't put extra holes in your dick folks !)
This is not medical advice and I am not a medical doctor. If you think you have BXO see a doctor first to be sure.
I will be adding more to this page
One cure for BXO is circumcision and since I just spent years growing a foreskin I wasn't about to let a doctor chop it off again.
The skin was getting thicker and looked bad. I had no itch or burning. everything felt fine. No strange odor..nothing but the skin turning white with red rash.
I saw my urologist and he confirmed I had BXO He told me to keep my skin over my glans and gave me a a few different steroid cremes. This made the problem worse.
The fact that my urologist did not suggest this course of action is a bit troubling.
This area is my POE, this is the area of skin that was the end of my foreskin.
A "Shake" is not enough after you urinate when you have BXO. You need to take a few extra steps to make sure you don't have any leakage after you urinate and absorb any left over urine that may be in your urethra. It only takes a few extra seconds to accomplish.
This area is my "rigid band" I have always said it feels like a snug ring of skin that was still expandable but now this area was getting harder to retract when erect due to the skin getting thicker and less pliable from BXO.
DON'T pierce your dicks folks. They can be fun but they can also suck long term. My frenulum was destroy by a ring that migrated.
During this an old injury that I had for years cleared up. This area hurt like hell for years ,, its was a tiny section of skin that I tore years ago. right on a skin fold crease. This fully healed within a month after I dealt with it for years. I believe it healed because it was no longer in a fold. By keeping my skin retracted to allowed the skin to heal as it should have.
I let it peel and flake over time, I did not want to rush this by picking at it making things worse.
BXO takes a long time to develop and cure. This is why it can go undetected for awhile. You must first figure out what is causing BXO in order to cure it.
Now the ugly Part of the story.
I am not saying that this treatment works for all cases of BXO. But if you ever have BXO you may want to give it a shot. I am just a goof ball with a website and I am not a doctor so use your own judgement.
I waited until this healing process was 90 % done before I posted this page so you would have a full story on my ordeal and not have to wait each month for an update that could take over a year.
My urethra was getting much better during this time also. I had no issues urinating and the glans surface was getting smooth again.
The redness in my glans took forever to dissipate.
While most men will never deal with BXO I feel I need to share my ordeal with you so that you can have more insight on this subject, this way you can possibly fix the issue before its a problem.
Within days the skin started to dry and peel, although it look bad I knew that this was going to work.
The skin itself was a little more sensitive and a little itchy at times during the " Great peel " but nothing too bad or annoying.
My glans would feel good for 24 hours after I used the steriod but the skin would start to get worse if I continued with them. It was as if the steroids kicked things into overdrive.
So with my urethra shrinking and my glans getting worse by the day I decided to take my usually action... Research this for myself !
A close up of this "band" and you can see layers of skin peel.
This are of skin is about 1/2 inch wide. As the skin peeled it got smoother and softer.