My 1 year old's penis is slightly red at the tip. He is not statring to separate at all from what I can tell, and there is no swelling. He does not appear to have any pain or itch.
At his well-baby check, the ped was concerned and said it was a yeast infection and said I needed to treat with lotromin.
She did handle his penis, not hurting him but she did sort of gently press down on the sides of it, so that the forskin was not loose - I hope that makes sense. I think she was looking for discharge, and there was none. It was not aggressive (I was all over her) and DS was not bothered.
I did not do anything as far as treatment goes. I think it might just be slight diaper irritation. He sometimes gets similar redness on his testicles especially after a long car ride (he's mashed up). He's in cloth when he's with me, and disposables during the day when my parents watch him.
I don't think it's an infection, because it seems to come and go. But of course now I'm paranoid. When should I worry?