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Separation... maybe?

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My DS is 3(4 in May). Today he was grabbing himself, and I asked him if he needed to go to the bathroom. He told me he didn't need to and that his penis hurt. He was standing a few feet away from and pulled his pants down, and all the sudden, I smelled a bad odor. I realized it was coming from his penis. The foreskin looks more red than usual, but I don't see any other "issues". I had him pee in a cup of warm water, and then put him in a bath with baking soda. While he was in the bath, I had him retract the foreskin, and swish it around in the water, and replace of course. He isn't actively complaining about it, but if I ask him if it still hurts he says yes. Does this sound like separation? If no, what could it be? Is there anything else I need to do other than try to get him to leave it alone, and buy some more baking soda?
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Yes, probably separation. Try to leave it alone. The smell was probably just old skin cells that had released. During separation the skin cells can smell b/c they have been trapped there for a long while.
You are doing the right thing.
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Keep a close eye on things and do what you have been doing. If the odor persists more than 48 hours something more is going on than separation IMO
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