X-post in Heath & Healing
My son is 6.5yo. Yesterday after a day of play he came home and complained about his penis hurting. It was swollen and red, the foreskin is unaffected and there is no discharge. There seems to be a very slight abrasion on one side, though my husband and I aren't sure. My son can't recall any injury to it during play or anything else that may have triggered it. Two things I immediately thought of were:
1. I caved and bought bubble bath which the children have been using every day this week.
2. we had been at a birthday party and my son ate an enormous amount of sugar, which is something his body is not used to. But I doubt the effect of sugar could be that immediate for an acute yeast infection? Within a few hours?
He says that it actually feels better when he urinates and has no pain with urination. I've been giving him epson baths with little improvement and does of probiotic. I'd like to treat it naturally for another 24hrs before taking him in to the doctor.
Would appreciate any thoughts or insight.
Thanks in advance,