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what could be the cause of my son's foreskin being swollen and red? he is 2 years old. how can i help treat the swelling and redness?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: It sounds like your son may have phimosis with balanitis a common inflammation/infection of the foreskin. In any case it should be checked by the doctor to see if a serious infection or not. It can be treated fairly simply with creams and antibiotics usually.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016
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Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
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if he is circumsized he really shouldn't have a foreskin?If there is an inflammation around the head of the penis that perhaps may be a similar condition which can be treated similarly.
Jun 20, 2012
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs examined: Allergy, irritation such as detergent burn or infection are possible causes. Needs to be examined. These are in circumcized boys. If not circ'd, then phimosis , where the foreskin is pressing the shaft too tight. This needs seen asap.
Answered on Jun 19, 2012

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