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Penile Adhesion Care

I have a circumcised 12 month old healthy son. Our pediatrician had to pull the remaining foreskin back this am at his check up. 
 
1. Should I be pulling the skin back the same at each diaper change or once a day or?

 
I recommend you gently retract the foreskin at least daily. It is best to make it part of your schedule either first in am, bedtime or even every diaper change.

2. Should vaseline or an ointment be used? 
 
If it is mildly red and irritated in the area, you should use vaseline or another ointment to allow healing without re-adhering.

3. Is an indication that it's growing correctly is the visible redness?

When retracted you should be able to see the red edge of the head of the penis.
 

General information - penile adhesions
More on penile adhesions - penile adhesion treatment
See a series of sketches - penile adhesion pictures

 

 

Written April 2011 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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