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does applying vaseline to a circumcision wound help?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does vaseline helps circumcision wound? ?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to put vaseline on your circumcision wound?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Sure: The key is to prevent trauma to those delicate and tender wound edges and vaseline is a nice thought. Apply it in a thin layer around the cut edges as needed. The good news is that area has great blood supply so healing will occur rapidly.

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