Wow, I haven't posted in this forum for a while. Here's what's going on:
Both DS are intact, never had a problem with DS1. DS2 (17 months) just had his 2nd case of balanitis (foreskin infection) in five months. The ped was great - says DS's foreskin is tight which would encourage bacterial growth, suggested we NOT consider circ unless he continues having infections, then we can look into it. He also suggested we could prevent future infections by applying a topical antibacterial (such as Bacitracin) at the first sign of incipient infections.
Questions: If DS continues having infections, are there any non-circ procedures that will relieve foreskin tightness? What factors might be causing him to have multiple infections? I'm thinking of switching exclusively to disposable diapers; until now we've been mostly cloth.
Any advice would be appreciated. I'm happy with the ped's reaction (that was a big relief, since I wasn't sure where he stood on the issue). Just looking to prevent future issues. Thanks.