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A 33-year-old female asked:

how to clean smegma on my child (7yr) penis. we tried warm bath, retracted the foreskin..but he has lt of pain. ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Benzocaine: Use Benzocaine as suggested previously.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
ADHERENT FORESKIN,: When penile foreskin gets attached to the glans penis, the natural greasy white substance 'smegma' gets trapped in the constricted part(corona glandis). Over time, smegma accumulation makes a bump, smelling, can get infected. This is seen more in obese boys, as their penis gets buried in the pubic fat. For pain give Ibuprofen 2-3 times daily, use vaseline on the area to prevent recurrent adhesion.

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