Jessica - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son was diagnosed with Balanitis yesterday morning when I rushed him to the ER due to his penis being inflamed, the skin had grown over (he is circumsized) and there was a white discharge. The doc. gave me some creme to put on the sore area... but that was it... They didn't help me or show me how to clean off the 'gunk' and sent me home guessing... My husband and I put him in the tub to play for a while, then tried to clean out the folds of skin that had collected the 'yeast'. He later started bleeding from where the skin was forcefully retracted due to cleaning the infection..
I now feel horrible and dont' know what to do from here... I come from a family with a long history of daugthers, so no one has any real advice there... and my husband's mother was able to help us some... but anyone else have any advice?
He SCREEEEEEAMS when I try and touch it to clean it, or to apply any creme...
I feel absolutely horrible for letting this happen. The guilt for me may be worse than the pain for him, but i doubt it.
Any advice is great!