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I think it's true, the bell stays on until the circ heals. But there's also a higher risk of infection and complication with the plastibell method. Plus I've heard it hurts worse, they're basically cutting off blood supply to the foreskin until it dies and falls off, which can take days if not weeks.
|For the Plastibell Method:
• Petroleum jelly can be put on the
Plastibell ring after cleaning.
• The ring should fall off 4 to 10 days
after the circumcision. Do not pull
the Plastibell ring off, because this
can cause bleeding.
• Clean your baby’s penis by gently
washing with water three times a
day or during diaper changes.
All I was told was to put neosporin + pain relief ointment on it at every diaper change. No gauze. Of course he only had the plastibell on a matter of hours before he had to be taken back into surgery for uncontrollable bleeding. Then we had the gauze and cleaning. It was NOT humane, I can't even begin to explain how awful his poor penis looked.
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