After your baby has a circumcision, you will need to keep the area clean. Gently clean with warm water — do not use diaper wipes. Soapy water can be used if needed. If there is a dressing on the surgery site, put a new one on (with petroleum jelly) every time you change a diaper for the first day or two.
How can I help my baby’s circumcision heal faster?
- Leave your infant’s dressing (lubricant gauze) on for 24 hours after the circumcision.
- While your child is healing, apply a petroleum-based ointment (such as Vaseline) to the end of the penis after every bath and with each diaper change.
- Give your child acetaminophen for pain as instructed.
How often should I change diaper after circumcision?
Only use water, and be gentle. For the first day, the penis is covered with a gauze dressing, which you should replace with each diaper change. You can expect your baby to urinate within 12 hours of the circumcision. Clean the site with warm water and a cotton ball once or twice a day.
How do I know if my baby’s circumcision is infected?
Most circumcision-related infections are mild and easily treatable with antibiotics. Signs of infection include worsening redness, pus, pain, and swelling around the incision, or fever. If you notice any of these signs, call the doctor.
How do I comfort my baby after circumcision?
To avoid distressing your baby, hold him gently and avoid placing pressure on the penis. Always loosely fasten your baby’s diaper until the wound is healed. Nursing the baby often, holding him, and sleeping with him can comfort your baby if he is in pain.
How can I ease the pain of my baby’s circumcision?
We recommend using petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or antibiotic cream (Neosporin, Bacitracin) around the incision after the first 24 hours, and on the top of the penis to help with sensitivity and healing.
How long do babies hurt after circumcision?
This pain often gets better in 3 or 4 days. But it may last for up to 2 weeks. Even though your baby’s penis will likely start to feel better after 3 or 4 days, it may look worse. The penis often starts to look like it’s getting better after about 7 to 10 days.
How do I know if circumcision is healing properly?
The tip may be sore, and the penis itself may look red and swollen. You may see a yellow crust on the tip as well. This is normal and should go away on its own in a few days. It will take a week to 10 days for your son’s penis to heal completely.
When can baby take a bath after circumcision?
Bathing. It’s best to avoid full-body bathing until the second day after surgery, but sponge bathing is fine. After the second day, you can bathe your baby or toddler as normal; with newborns, you should wait until the umbilical cord has fallen off, at about two weeks.
Which ointment is best after circumcision?
Place a quarter-sized amount of ointment, Aquaphor, petroleum jelly, A&D, or antibiotic (bacitracin, Neosporin, or generic), on the penis or in the diaper to keep the raw surface from sticking to the underpants or diaper. It is important to use this for 5 to 7 days.
Does circumcision hurt at 13?
A teen circumcision performed at Gentle Circumcision should be virtually painless, as Dr. Pittman makes every patientʼs comfort a priority at every stage. Teens should take the pre-surgery loading dose of extra- strength acetaminophen at bedtime before, and again, the morning of their procedure.
Can circumcision gone wrong?
While incidents of injury resulting from the circumcision procedure are rare, surgical errors do occur and the severity can range from excessive bleeding to significant tissue loss, and even partial amputation. A botched circumcision can have life-long effects ranging from deformities to pain and erectile dysfunction.