My Ds is 15 months old and fully intact. We have never had ANY problems up until a month ago. Since then he has had a mild case of Balantits (penis swells and gets red due to an infection of the foreskin) on and off for about a month. We have been treating with Epsom salt baths twice a day, and an over the counter antibiotic cream and tea tree oil. This seems to help for a few days, but then it flares up again.
Any thoughts...suggestions? We try to stay clear of antibiotics ( he has never had them), thinking about echinacea, pro-biotics, maybe a garlic/teatree/ginger poltice of some sort. Hmmm?
We had his penis looked at and the doctor (who is pro keeping boys intact) said his penis looks great and he has a large opening and the skin retracts so he shouldn't be a candidate for this type of repeated infection. Thanks!