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This may not be the right place, and if its not, please move it. But i don't have a foreskin, much less a penis, so I need to ask someone who does and/or knows what is going on.<br><br>
DS - now 3 1/2 months, is intact. In the last few days, he's gotten a red, irregularly shaped but no larger than my thumbnail, spot on his scrotum right where it meets his foreskin. ITs not hot. Its not responding to burts bees diaper rash ointment. It doesn't appear to hurt him. Its just red.<br><br>
Am i, in my new momness, overreacting, or should I be concerned? Should I show it to someone with an intact son so they can tell me if i'm getting bothered about something so simple as a diaper rash?<br><br>
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I wouldn't worry about it....just keep an eye on it for now. Let him have some nakey time to air out. He may have gotten chafed somehow in his diaper - carseat belt, baby wedgie, etc.
 

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I'm not understanding exactly where the red spot is... is it at the base of his penis and the top of his scrotum? Or is it where his penis rests on his scrotum when his penis is pointed down?<br><br>
(In either case if it's not painful to him I'd give it air time and keep a watchful eye to see if it spreads out, and if it does it's likely yeast and you can treat it with OTC Monistat 7-day vaginal yeast infection cream. Sounds more general-boyparts-trapped-in-a-damp-diaper related than foreskin related, to me?)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm not understanding exactly where the red spot is... is it at the base of his penis and the top of his scrotum? Or is it where his penis rests on his scrotum when his penis is pointed down?<br><br>
(In either case if it's not painful to him I'd give it air time and keep a watchful eye to see if it spreads out, and if it does it's likely yeast and you can treat it with OTC Monistat 7-day vaginal yeast infection cream. Sounds more general-boyparts-trapped-in-a-damp-diaper related than foreskin related, to me?)</div>
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Its where his penis rests on his scrotum when pointed down.<br><br>
We will give him some nakey time and see if that clears it up.<br><br>
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Both my boys tend to stay red in the same spot. They are red heads and fair complexion so they tend to get red if you rub their skin at all. Let us know how it goes! Congrats on the new baby boy!
 

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Dh just noticed the same thing on ds (2 months) a few days ago. You're going to laugh, but - ds had been wearing a CPF w/ a Snappi, and I said 'well, put him in one of the fitteds' and told him to use a different kind of cover.<br><br>
We changed his diaper 2 hours later, and the red spot was gone. Next day, it was still gone (even w/ a CPF & Snappi), and then randomly it showed up again - w/ the CPF and Snappi. I have no idea if this is just coincidental or what, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
 

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We've had a few reports of these red spots. They've ranged anywhere from near the tip of the foreskin to the scrotum and We've never been able to quite figure out what they are. They have gone away in a few days and leave no trace. I once decided to find out once and for all what they were and wrote Marilyn Milos at NOCIRC. She suggested they may be a pimple and if not, she was just as clueless as we are.<br><br><br><br>
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My younger son gets this same red spot in the same area you descibed. I think I've noticed it a couple of times in the past couple of months. It lasts for a couple of days and then seems to go away. I'm not sure what it is or why he gets it either. Sorry I'm no help.
 

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my sons have gotten that from time to time - I think it's just diaper rash. If the burt's doesn't get it I use lansinoh & thta works well. Good luck.
 

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If it doesn't go away, my all-time favorite recommendation is to give probiotics.<br><br>
Even if it's not yeast, probiotics can never hurt and always help. You can't do too much of them, and they're wonderful immune system boosters.<br><br>
good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
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My son gets a reddish spot in the same area. It's never seemed to bother him so I usually let him run around naked and when he's good and air-dried, I put some Burt's Bees diaper rash/zinc stuff on it. It comes and goes, I've never really thought twice about it. I think it's just from the skin rubbing together and never really having a chance to air out.<br><br>
If it doesn't get worse, I'd just watch it. And try not to use any diaper cream unless the skin is completely dry. You don't want to trap any moisture against the skin, especially if it's irritated. Also, you may want to try wet paper towels or washclothes instead of regular wipes if you use wipes. They can be irritating.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Well, we did Naked time this morning, and man did he think that it was hysterical. i'm thinking this is just a diaper rash, because the spot is still there but a bit smaller, and thinking back over the last week, he's getting where he doesnt tell me right away if his diaper is wet, so has had a few damp days (we use fuzzibunz almost exclusively, and when we do fitteds or cpf's, or contours, he's got a fleece topped liner becaue i like him as dry as i can get him)<br><br>
I am a redhead, and while DS got Daddy's darker hair and eyes, his skin is pretty fair, so that may be part of it. We don't use regular wipes, just washcloth with my own solution (currently using water and baby bits soap from natural babies)<br><br>
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I seem to recall my son having something similar periodically. I likened it to when you cross your legs and it leaves a red spot on the two surfaces that were touching. I believe it is simply from the pressure of the penis on the scrotum (mashed in a diaper) along with a warm, moist environment. Nothing to worry about. As others have suggested, make sure his gets some diaper-free time and keep an eye on it (especially now that the warmer weather is setting in) to avoid diaper rash.<br><br>
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If your ds has sensitive skin you may want to try stripping your dipes (i.e. several super hot washes and rinses to get any soap residue out) and also just use plain water for wipes. My dd seems to get red/irritated fairly easily in the diaper area and I've stopped using the soap bits to make wipes solution - I just use plain warm water on a cloth wipe. It seems to help.
 

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As far as sensitive skin goes, my DS (now older) also has sensitive skin and using ample clean water to cleanse has always been the best for us.
 

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It went away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
We'll keep in mind the suggestion to strip the dipes (even tho they have never been washed in anything but Allens) and to switch to straight water for his wipes if it happens again<br><br>
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The issue with stripping the cloth diapers is much more an issue of water type. If you have minerals in the water, then you are more likely to need to do periodic serious washing of your diapers and use vinegar in the rinse water. From what I understand, the minerals adhere to the cotten fibers and that in turn caused detergent to build up. We have well water and some limestone/calcium residue and I have trouble with detergent build up. You tend to have less issues if you have a water softener or city water. The mommas in the diapering boards can help you out way more than I can!<br><br>
I am glad his irritation went away!
 

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I have hard water at my country home and I just hate it. If I leave a glass of water on the counter a couple of days, I get a ring and I have to regularly clean my sinks and other fixtures with CLR or another limestone remover. What I hate most is the ring it leaves in the toilet. It makes it look dirty even after I have just cleaned it. If I weren't getting the house ready to sell, I'd put one of those whole house water softening systems in to end it.<br><br><br><br>
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