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Hi -- I did a search in this forum, and didn't come up with anything fitting our specific circumstances, so I hope you all don't mind me posting yet another question about this.
My son will be 2 this month. Since before easter, the tip of his penis has been red and swollen. Some days worse than others. I didn't think too much of it, since it didn't seem to bother him and I figured it was part of diaper rash (which he gets often, but mildly). About a week after easter, it got really bad (red and puffy)--almost like there was a blister or a cut or something. Even though it still didn't seem to be bothering him, we got more concerned, so I started using a little lanolin, and trying to give him as much air time as possible, along with frequent diaper changes (he is cloth diapered). We also used a little bit of neosporin. About the same time I got mastitis, and was using dr. jack newman's nipple cream for myself. thinking my son might have yeast, I used a bit of the nipple cream on the tip of his penis. In the process of looking at the foreskin and gently pulling it back (only as far as it would naturally go, as I had done before), then entire foreskin retracted! I was totally surprised to see the glans pop out! It slid right out, there was no forcible retraction at all. My son didn't even notice. I used the nipple cream for a few days, and the really bad redness/puffiness went away. that was a few weeks ago. It's still red, though. He has a 2 yo check up at the end of this month with our (holistic) ped. I'm thinking I can wait until then. Is there anything specific I should know, or be looking out for?
thanks for reading if you made it this far!