A 32-year-old member asked:
Does applying vaseline to a circumcision wound help?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Routine: This is my routine dressing applied after surgery and for the week or so until it heals. In 3 decades and over 1k circs I have found it helpful.
4.9k viewsReviewed Mar 31, 2021
A 48-year-old member asked:
Does vaseline helps circumcision wound? ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Wound care 37 years experience
KInd of: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2021
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