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#1 of 3 Old 06-12-2014, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Help! 5 yr old son has redness and swelling ...

is this a ped situation or can we treat at home he says it hurts but hes not crying just saying it hurts and wanting to be in a warm tub. Any advice would be really appreciated.

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I would give him a warm bath maybe with some Epsom salts. It did this for my son and it helped. I also just put some topical cream I had in too of it and it seem to have helped.
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I just recently went through this with my 2 year old.
I thought perhaps he has some sand trapped under his foreskin, as we had been playing bare bum at the beach.
He had also spent extended time in a wet diaper while on long bus ride.
This is what helped.
- spending as much time as possible diaperless.
- warm bath with salt, and drops of lavender and tea tree pure essential oils.
- a zinc and calendula cream on his penis overnight.

It took a day or two to go down and is now back to normal.

Hope this helps. If it went on much longer I might have gone to a doctor.

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