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So the past few days my son's foreskin has been inflamed and swollen, the very top of it. I noticed it yesterday morning but wrote it off b/c it had been in his poo when i had changed his first diaper of the day and assumed that it was irritated b/c of that...the swelling did go down during the day but the redness stayed. Now this morning it is still irritated (although this morning he had his diaper off and painted with it he's only 8mo, i thought i had more time before that started...grrr ) and I'm thinking that he probably yanked it around while he had his diaper off...should i worry about it? or give it a couple days to calm down?
 

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I would just keep an eye on it. Warm baths work well. Also, for my son, i realized that inflamation occurs with him when I use store brand diapers or huggies. Also, if you use cloth it could be something in your detergent or something like that.<br><br>
But every now and then he is a little red. Diaper free time, warm baths, and the like always clear it right up.
 

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Something very, very similar happens to my daughter, usually after a messy or high-acid poop. Like when she ate nothing but oranges all day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I would use a dab of barrier cream (desitin or vaseline) before nap and bedtime (that's just me, I know a lot of others do naked-time, but it's cold around here and acidic pee stings!)
 

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What the pp's said just watch it. There are some helpful things you can do as well. If you read this post <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=764732" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=764732</a>
 

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Yes - my daughter, too, will occasionally have redness/etc like you describe. I do what Thixle does and use a barrier cream for a day or two, and that generally clears things up (also extra sure I'm changing diapers very regularly).
 
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