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Tip of foreskin is red and swollen

post #1 of 7
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So DS has had some irritation now and then, just a bit of pink on the very tip. That usually goes away within a few hours. But today, it's been red for most of the day, and is also slightly swollen. I don't know if I should worry or just watch it.
post #2 of 7
Baking soda baths really help. I would just give him baking soda baths and watch it.
post #3 of 7
Has he had a doctor's appointment where the foreskin was messed with in any way? It definitely shouldn't be pulled back at all.

It could just be soap irritating it. The first thing to try is soaking him in a bath of plain hot water (as hot as he can tolerate). If it's not improved the next day, if it seems yeasty you can put a tiny bit of antifungal on; if not, a tiny bit of neosporin (sp). The baths usually work every time though. I hope he feels better soon.
post #4 of 7
Here is a thread you might find helpful http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=764732 it tells you what to watch for and how to help sooth irritation.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you for that link.

He is still red and swollen this morning, but not "as" red and swollen as he was yesterday.
post #6 of 7
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I put an antifungal on it a few hours ago and it's looking a TON better now. Still not completely back to normal, but the swelling's gone way down.
post #7 of 7
I posted about this last week. My ds had the same symptoms. It cleared up in a couple of days. I gave baking soda baths. I kept waiting for it to gety worse, but it never did. Has you ds been in a chlorinated pool lately? That is what I think caused the irritaion in my son.
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