I'm new to this board, but I'm hoping you might have some thoughts for me. First, I'll give a little history. When my 4yo was about 7-8 months old, I took off his diaper to find that his penis was about twice its usual size, and dark red with pus oozing out the end. A quick trip to urgent care got him a prescription for antibiotics, which seemed to solve the problem. About two months ago, it happened again, and was again cleared up with antibiotics. Now, I'm not fond of using antibiotics unless absolutely necessary, but I didn't want to find ourselves in a position where he couldn't pass urine because of the swelling.
Yesterday, it started happening again. He has twice grabbed himself and screamed, and he is passing a greenish-whitish stuff. He is not yet potty trained (although he usually goes in the toilet if he's naked, and I'm certainly not making him wear clothes right now). However, unlike the other times, he seems perfectly happy and is playing, running, etc. Dh put him in a bath (no soap or anything) last night, and again this morning, to see if that will help on its own. It seems to be subsiding, but if I find that he is in more pain or swelling, I will take him in.
I'd like to hear thoughts about what could be causing this and/or other ideas for relief. His foreskin has never been retracted. (I watched the doctors like a hawk the previous two times, and they only just barely touched him and certainly did not pull on anything.)