Steroid ointment (or cream) serves to speed up the effects of stretching. They work by thinning the skin, so it stretches more easily; and then, when you stop applying the steroid, the skin builds back up again. Typically, betamethasone ointment 0.05% is used. Topical steroid cream, 0.05% betamethasone valerate cream is also successful treatment for releasing tight foreskin. This therapeutic approach is a safe, easy, and inexpensive alternative to circumcision.
1. Stretch as described above
2. Apply a thin coating of the steroid to the phimotic ring/frenulum as appropriate
That's about it - the steroid cream on its own won't do a thing, it needs the stretching.