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Beat the heat with skin ointment

health-and-fitness Updated: Apr 27, 2010 17:35 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Hindustan Times
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I have noticed a downward bend in my penis upon erection. Is it due to fibrosis?
How will I know? Let your doctor evaluate the bending of penis. It may require attention if it persists in non-erect state. Slight curvatures of penis are very common in all societies. If the penis is bent by almost 45 degrees, there is no cause for concern.

Sometimes diseases like Peyoniers, which is fibrosis of penile tissues, can cause curved penis. Tumour, trauma, inflammation etc are other causes for the bending of the penis.

Can I have sex with an elder woman in my wife’s absence?
Decision is yours. After all, you are an adult. Theoretically, if a person is able to have sex with one woman, he can have satisfactory sexual experience with all the other women. However, partner specific impotence is definitely reported in practice.

In fact unprotected sexual intercourse with an unknown partner does exponentially increase the chances of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. I would suggest you use a condom to minimise the chances of STD. Your wife can discover your infidelity if you are not careful about it.

The area around my nipples is too dry and is painful. Help.
Developing cracks on the nipples is a very common complaint in our hot and humid climate. Wearing loose undergarments and keeping the area dry will definitely help you. Washing the breasts with warm water and cleaning under the surface is a must. Use of skin ointment under the guidance of your doctor will help you in overcoming the problem.

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