3 yo w/ infection...I have questions - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2006, 11:10 PM - Thread Starter
Chele's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 3 year old just had an infection under the foreskin....swelling, redness, discharge,discomfort etc....he has been on antibiotics and things are looking much better but I am worried about this happening again. We have been going through potty training and he has been wearing pull ups training pants which is a the only change really in his routine. Has anyone else gone through this? Any tips on preventing another infection? Now that he is in underwear should that improve the environment down there? I would appreciate any imput. I feel that developing a chronic problem would be rare, but I really want my intact boy to stay that way. HELP!!
Chele is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 11-05-2006, 11:39 PM
mama_at_home's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No experience with that yet, but my guess is it was probably the pull-ups. It is kind of on the expensive side, but organic cotton underwear would probably be best. Is he in disposable diapers at night and if so, does he wet them? That could have a problem, too.

Blessed mama of four
mama_at_home is offline  
Old 11-05-2006, 11:40 PM
glongley's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 1,031
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HI Chele:

My "little man's" birthday is the same as yours - only he's 20 years old now!

Does your son retract at all yet? Does he play with his foreskin a lot? Little boys sometimes have grubby hands, so teaching him about handwashing, not touching his penis after wiping his bottom, keeping his nails trimmed, etc.

The rest is "body ecology" type stuff: identifying things that might lead to a chemical irritation or imbalance, eg. soap, chlorine, detergent, dehydration (busy boys sometimes don't drink enough), too much sugar in the diet. Also, since he's been on antibiotics, I'd make sure he has a course of some kind of probiotic (acidophilus product) to help balance out the flora and pH down there.

I'm sure others will have some good suggestions or insight for you!

glongley is offline  
Old 11-06-2006, 12:33 AM
CarolynnMarilynn's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My son had a similar infection around toilet learning time. It happened once, and never again. I think he just had increased access to his penis with grubby toddler hands and the rest is, well, predictable!
CarolynnMarilynn is offline  
Old 11-06-2006, 03:11 AM
MCatLvrMom2A&X's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: With Vin Diesel ;) YUMMMM
Posts: 14,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did they do a swab of the foreskin to see what type of infection was present?? If they didnt then the antibiotics they put him on may not clear in up totally and it will come back making it look as tho he is having recurrent infections. If it does happen again make sure to insist on a culture. To see if it is bacterial or yeast. So that proper treatment is done to preven it again.

SAHMlady.gifread.giflovin' trekkie.giffan intactivist.gifwinner.jpg to loveeyes.gifenergy.gifDD 10/00 & superhero.gifmoon.gifDS 10/04 ribbonpb.gifIf your ds is intact, keep him safe, visit the Case Against Circ forumnocirc.gifCirc, a personal choice, Your sonsyes.gifbrokenheart.gif11/98brokenheart.gif6/99ribbonbrown.gifanti-tobaccoribbonyellow.gifThyroid cancer survivor. With cat.gif& goldfish.gif & (Boxer)dog2.gif wishing 4 whale.gif&ribbonwhite.gifsigncirc1.gifselectivevax.gifdelayedvax.gif

MCatLvrMom2A&X is offline  
User Tag List

Thread Tools

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off