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How do I care for a circumcision wound?

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Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on type: There are 3 methods of circumcision. The first is the plastibell which leaves a plastic ring around the wound. No care is required other than keeping the area clean until the ring falls off in 5-7 days. The other 2 methods use a clamp and require gauze and ointment for the first week. If you feel there is evidence of infection or the ring does not fall off, your son should be reexamined.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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