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A 27-year-old female asked:

My son is 2 years and 4 months and has been complaining of a sore penis. it is slightly red and when the foreskin is pulled back it has a slight whitish stuff. not sure if it is discharge. i'm jot sure what to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Clean it & see: The whitish stuff is likely smegma, a normal body secretion that can build up there. You can tease it off with a wet Q-tip or bud, and wash the remaining area. This debris can become irritated & trap germs. If cleaning/rinsing the site solves the problem within a day or two it is just that. If not, I'd have him seen.
Last updated May 31, 2020

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