Underside of DS penis is red along the "stem"
My 8 yr old, intact, DS complained that his penis was stinging and thought that it was b/c he spilt a little pee on himself. So we got him into the shower to rinse off and he cringed upon touching his penis. It looked totally normal, no red spots visible, at first. But on the underside of his penis I could see a bright red line, running from the base to the head of his penis. The red is exactly along that "stem". What is that thickened, ligament looking part of the penis that looks like a ridge line or a stem actually called?
The tip of his penis looked fine, but when he gently pulled back his foreskin a little bit (just like he does when he washes) I could see that the tip underneath the foreskin was a bit red also.
What kind of infection is this that makes that line on the under side of the penis turn red?
Hoping to do natural home care for this.He wants to avoid the doctor. Any guesses yall have would help.
Baking Soda bath seemed to soothe him enough to go to sleep. It's been hot here lately, so I'm hoping this is just an irritation due to sweat and/or laundry detergent or something simple to fix.