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Care Of Wound After Circumcision
Fast Healing: 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 antibiotic ointment twice a day and protected from trauma. Oral antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.See 1 more doctor answer
EAsy Healing: The key is to prevent trauma to those delicate and tender wound edges and vaseline or another ointment 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.
Surgeon responsible: Hopefully surgeon did not remove too much skin so that skin edges separated, or that you didn't try ; use it for other than for urination. You might need an experienced reconstructive urologic surgeon if too much skin was removed.
How long does it take a baby’s circumcision to heal? After my son has his circumcision, how long will it take the wound to heal? .
About a week: Most circumcisions will heal in about a week, depending on the method used. Those done with a plastabell often take a few days longer.
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.
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.
Your surgeon: Needs to explain things to you. Call him/her.See 1 more doctor answer
You should not: Contact your doctor for an examination particularly if is draining, red, swollen of pain is increasing.
Definitely: Contact your surgeon and arrange a visit soon.
I think my circumcision wound has separated slightly just below the gland. I don't really know what to do? It is not causing any pain, I'm trying to k
Here are some...: The "best" care for what described is leave it alone as long as being dry and sealed without undue swelling. At most, you may optionally paint the concerned spot with betadine solution 1-2 times & keep it dry & clean, & your body will take care of it. If swollen and red, have surgeon take a look at it timely. To explore life reality, to Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking BUTTON on www. ForMeFirst. Com
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.
"Scar"?: Absorbable sutures used in a circumcisn will typically resolve in 1-1/2 - 3 weeks. Your skin should heal (usually without a significant scar) with the basement membrane approximating after 2-1/2 weeks. You should be able to swim/tub bath by 3-4 weeks, but you should refrain from intercourse for at least 4-6 weeks.See 1 more doctor answer
Unpredictable...: Any cut to tissue will heal with a visible "scar'; likewise, does cut for incision. But its visibility is unpredictable, depending upon personal body nature and possible wound infection, most and most of times, the healing of circumcision is uneventful and well in 1-2 weeks. But still remember: incision-related scar takes up to 1 year or longer to mature. Ask doc timely.
What are main precautions I need to be aware of after a adult circumcision?, best way to prevent wound from opening? Is cleaning once a day enough?
Yes: After circumcision, you should avoid erections thus sexual stimulation. Stay supine for the first two days as the swelling and pain are worse the second day usually. Local cool pack may help with the pain. Apply ice pack over your clothing and use only when awake. Bath the area if your surgeon tells you with saline and pat dry. Apply vaseline to keep the wound moist. The wound is closed well
It just needs...: To heal up. I would apply traumeel cream (or ointment) to help promote healing. It is homeopathic and available online or at most whole foods stores. This is anecdotal, but I have been personally using it for myself my family and my patients for 25 years. It is very safe, so you can apply it as often as you want. Sometimes I will apply it four or five times a day on cuts on myself.
I was circumcised 2weeks ago the sutures came out on second day post circumcision. I was given povodine to use when cleaning the wound. Is the wound going to heal nicely and join together? Am scared the wound is too big down the frenulum.
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