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 do I clean my baby’s circumcision?
Clean the penis by gently blotting or squeezing warm water from a washcloth or cotton ball onto the penis. Do not use soap, lotion, powder or diaper wipes to clean the penis because they may cause stinging or irritation. Reapply a new piece of gauze with pure petroleum jelly.
When should I start cleaning my son’s foreskin?
A boy as young as 3 can be taught to clean under his foreskin as a normal part of his hygiene. When a boy reaches puberty, he needs to clean under his foreskin every day. If your son’s foreskin does not fully retract by the time he reaches puberty, call your doctor for advice.
How do you clean baby boy?
In the first few months, you should simply clean and bathe your baby’s uncircumcised penis with soap and water, like the rest of the diaper area. Initially, the foreskin is connected by tissue to the glans, or head, of the penis, so you shouldn’t try to retract it.
How long do you put Vaseline on circumcision?
Even after the dressing is no longer needed, you should put a dab of petroleum jelly on the penis or on the front of the diaper for 3 to 5 days. This can help avoid discomfort from rubbing and sticking to the diaper. It usually takes between 7 to 10 days for a circumcised penis to heal from the procedure.
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.
Can a baby boy have discharge?
Don’t be alarmed by any whitish discharge you see coming from underneath the foreskin. This is called infant smegma and is completely normal. 3 Skin cells from the foreskin shed naturally, gather underneath, and make their way out. Smegma may be more noticeable when the foreskin begins to separate from the glans.
Is pulling back foreskin necessary?
Retraction of the foreskin should not be forced. This may cause pain and bleeding and can lead to scarring and adhesions (where skin is stuck to skin). As your son begins to toilet train, teach him how to retract his foreskin, this will get him used to this necessary step during urination.
Why can’t I pull my foreskin back at 14?
It’s normal. During childhood, many boys can begin to pull back their foreskin as it separates gradually from the glans. But even at 10 years, many boys still can’t fully pull back their foreskins because the opening at the end is too tight. This is still normal.
Can I put Vaseline on my foreskin?
Applying soft white paraffin ointment (Vaseline® ointment) under the foreskin helps to heal genital skin. Try to avoid contact with irritants of the genital skin.
Why can’t I pull my foreskin back at 16?
Normally, by the time a boy reaches 16 years of age, he should be able to easily retract his foreskin. This is true in 1% to 5% of men. If they cannot retract the foreskin by this age, they may possibly have phimosis.