I did a google search of the issues my son has recently been having and it led me here.
In the past month and a half, my intact 2 1/2 year old has been pointing at his penis and complaining, saying "Mommy, I have an owie" or he'll grimace and saw "owww!".
I took him to the doctor who admonished me for not retracting him regularly. She examined his penis and said that the glans underneath the foreskin was reddened. She told me I need to begin retracting daily and to use a diaper cream to help. I felt like this was inaccurate, so I did some research that told me it is normal for a 2 year old to NOT be retractable. I also read that some redness of the glans is NORMAL.
I am at a loss as to what to do. I read something about bubble baths, no I do not give him bubble baths. He does regularly take baths with oatmeal soap in the water, his excema requires this or else the poor thing destroys his skin from scratching at the excema.
To me, his penis looks perfectly normal. I can find no irregularities. Any ideas on what could be causing him pain at this point and what I can do to help him?