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Circumcision scab

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Shower: Showering should be fine. Do not scrub the scabs off. Follow any directions that your urologist gave you.
Dr. Harold Tsai
Urology 31 years experience
Circumcision: it is safe to shower 4 days after a circumcision. The dark scab is normal around the area of the incision. I would recommend bacitracin or some kind... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Best would be to see the urology team who performed the procedure as they will be best to offer advise to ensure proper healing, rarely common complic... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. P. Your friend should apply triple antibiotic antibiotic ointment to the wound to promote healing by controlling infection, if any.
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
He should wear a support underwear so the penis does not move around. Also cover the area with a thick layer of Vaseline till it heals
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Circumcision: Surgical incisions may take up to a week to heal. Given the nature of the skin around the glans penis, there could be a small patch of skin that is "n... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Circumcision: It's best to have the physician who performed the cicumcision examine your child. postop swelling, redness and scabbing within the first week are not ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 35 years experience
Local care: Fear not, this will still heal fine. Keep clean with gentle use of soap and water in the shower, and do not hesitate to apply a triple antibiotic oin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: If you are not having any significant bleeding, I believe the measures you are taking should suffice. If you do have bleeding, redness that is climb... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Circumcision: Circumcision would only be done on an urgent basis if paraphimosis was present. This happens when the foreskin gets trapped in the rolled back positi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Both for ; against: I circumcise after informing parents or older child of benefits and risks because it's my job.Circumcisions are performed for religious reasons or bec... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 27 years experience
Corrective surgery: A circumcision revision is a procedure done after a circumcision (removal of foreskin) to correct a problem with the original procedure. This can inc... Read More
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