red penis

Monique - posted on 04/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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what should i do if if my 17month old is red around his penis like under the skin? what could this be? what should I put on it?

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Kaitlin - posted on 04/16/2012

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Does it seem like it's bothering him? This has happened to my boys. First, I treat it like a diaper rash (warm baths with no soap, sometimes with epsom salts or baking soda) and if it doesn't go away and it bothers them a lot, i go to the doc and we check for an infection and if needed, get a script. :D I don't tend to put anything on them for rashes close to their penis tip- if their bums are red I use tripple paste but otherwise I just air it out as much as possible.

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Krista - posted on 04/16/2012

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I'm not sure what you mean by "under the skin" -- do you mean under his foreskin, or do you mean that the penis itself looks inflamed and red, but that it doesn't appear to be a skin problem?

If he's grabbing at it and it looks raw, i would probably make a doctor's appointment.

User - posted on 04/16/2012

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no it don't seem to bother him much but sometimes I see him grabbing at it I been putting antibiotic pain relieving ointment on it. and it don't seem like a rash there are no bumps on it. it just looks raw.

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