Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Applied Salt on Penis and Lost Erection
Dear Doctor, I am 47 year old male. I don`t have any bad habit like smoking, drinking and chewing betel nut or any other drug. About a 5 months back I found two one mm size boils on my penis. Doctor told it was genital herpes and gave Acyclovir tablets for a week.
After medication that sores cured. After the cure I was having sex with my wife (35 yrs.). She doesn`t have herpes but she prepared to bare it for her husband (such a sacrificing heart). Then after 2 months again the sores relapsed. Doctor had advised me to wash the penis with diluted Sodium Chloride water (kitchen salt) to keep it germs free. I put two spoons of salt with one liter water and washed my penis. I felt cool and sores appeared decreasing. Then I again started having sex with my wife. Thinking of get rid of the sores fast, I just wet the penis with water and applied the salt directly on the penis with out water. It gave me heavy irritation, but I thought it was for my good. I continued this for one week.
At the same time I saw something first time in my life. My penis started loosing erection while intercourse. It never occurred to me. Then with in 2 weeks it completely stopped erection. My god. I was an athlete, and professional cyclist. For more than 25 years I was riding bicycle daily. I don`t have a motor bike and I used to cover 50 km with in 2 hrs daily. This exercise had given me enormous strength and stamina whenever I have sex till 15 October 2010. Now after applying the salt directly I totally lost my erection.
I am very much depressed and lost my peace. Doctor told that this will be cured automatically. I am still going by bicycle to my office at the same old speed. I don`t have any heart problem or blood pressure/sugar and am quiet healthy. I have confidence, but don`t know what to do now. Please give me correct advise. Thank you.
Loss of erection following two weeks of sodium chloride application is never reported and I believe it could very well be a coincidence. Other causes of erectile dysfunction, such as guilt, fear of herpes and transmission of etc. should be highly considered.
Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati