A member asked:
My 2 1/2 yr old was just circumsized thursday, can i give him a bath in epsom salt?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Martinanswered
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Opinions differ: I would wait a couple of days as it might be quite tender. While the epsom salt will not hurt the newly circumcised penis, it may irritate it. I usually give it about 4 days. Opinions on this will vary. The physician who did the circumcision may give you more insight.
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Dr. George Klauberanswered
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Why epsom salt bath?: Suggest you follow the surgeon's advice. I usually advise to sponge bathe 4 about 3 days after cicumcision surgery. Then shower. This is easy for older children to do, babies and toddlers can be held in shower by a parent..
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Last updated Jun 8, 2013
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