Unfortunately my DS (3) has a pretty bad infection in his penis. He has really
been doing a lot of touching and playing lately, I never stop him but I usually
try to get him to wash his hands...none the less yesterday he woke up
complaining that his penis hurt. He has had times where his penis has been
irritated and then says nothing more so I initially figures this was similar.
It was red and I did notice a bit of the white residue (have not really ever
noticed that before.) His penis pretty much retracts to reveal the urethral opening and
not much more.
The day went on and he kept complaining from pain, but had no problem urinating
or carrying on as normal. I called our Dr's nurse and consulted with her
and at that point we thought perhaps it was yeast. When I picked him up later
that day, he was still in pain. At home I looked at this penis and the head was
very swollen. It was red, painful to the touch and more swollen than I would
have imagined. I took him into the urgent care at the advice of the on-call doc
at our clinic. They sampled his urine and said no yeast just bacteria. They gave
us an antibiotic Sulfameth (2x/day/7 days). So he has had two doses of that and
I have has given him some ibuprofen for the pain and swelling.
This AM he woke up with puss and more noticeable white discharge in his
underwear and a very sensitive penis, still very swollen and red. I called the on-call doc again, he was
concerned that the antibiotic given was not right for the problem...he said wait
another day to see if it clears up.
Anyway, I was and am so very hesitant to give antibiotics
(this is the first he has taken). I am given him florajen capsules along with
lots of fresh yogurt. Does anyone else have advice on this topic?? We have had
such a normal and easy go at the whole thing until now and it seems very scary!
Thanks in advance! Jessica