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Forum Name: Urinary tract infections

Question: Icy Hot inserted into penis


 tradestocks - Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:20 pm

Are there any major medical issues with inserting objects coated with Icy Hot into the penis or anus? The burning is desired but not sure if it is safe.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:01 pm

User avatar Hello Tradestocks,

I would recommend against this. There are a few dangers. First, inserting objects into the urethra can cause trauma that can lead to swelling and scarring, which in turn can lead to occlusion of the urethra.

Icy Hot should not be used on mucous membranes including the urethra. There is potential for a chemical burn or irritation that also could lead to inflammation and scarring.

Best wishes.
 tradestocks - Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:58 am

Is there something you could recommend that would give the same burning effect but that would be safe?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:12 pm

User avatar Hi again,

To my knowledge, nothing would do this. Sorry I can't help you on this one.

Best wishes.

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