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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Your surgeon: Needs to explain things to you. Call him/her. ...Read more
You should not: Contact your doctor for an examination particularly if is draining, red, swollen of pain is increasing. ...Read more
Definitely: Contact your surgeon and arrange a visit soon. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
"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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
My 21-mo son had a circumcision revision closed with Dermabond only. Majority of glue fell off by day 2 and I can see edges of wound. See surgeon??
Incision: Dear abound is used in place of stitches to allow edges of wound to approximate and is also a transparent bandaid. It does not sound likely that there is a problem but would follow up with the surgeon ...Read more
Circumcision done 11 days ago. Area infected. Dr gave me Mupirocin 2% and Amx-Clv875. Surtures dissolved but small wound still open. What can I do?
20yr old male circumcision 6 weeks ago, 0.5 inch still open and not healing, what should I do? No pain - rest wound healed fine.
Keep it clean: Will heal in couple of wks and go and see surgeon for follow up. ...Read more
I practice the circumcision 15 days ago and I am very concerned because I have a open wound, also I have a white yellow skin?
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. A small amount of antibacterial ointments applied daily will help. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's co. ...Read more
My doctor gave me Mupirocin Ointment 2% for an infection near my new circumcision. Is it safe to use on the wound where the infection is at?
Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a highly potent topical antibiotic. If there is an infection at the wound site, it would be appropriate to use this after cleansing thoroughly. If this doesn't resolve within a few days or appears to be worsening, follow up with your doctor as more aggressive treatment might be needed. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Day 6 post circumcision- can I apply the prescribed solution "chlorhexidine gluconate" to an area of broken scabbing? Wont it burn the incision/wound?
Here are some. ..: Your carefulness is good. Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) like betadine is a common soaping agent for scrubbing by surgeons, OR staffs, & even scrubbing to prepare surgical sites. Its topical use to post-circ incision should be okay as long as having no allergy to it by history. ...Read more
Should not be wound: How old is your son, newborn or older? Surgeon should have provided clear managemnent instructions. Skin edges should be touching. Management depends upon age & circ. Technique. Either vaseline or dressing may be required. Suggest you check with the surgeon, OB dr or pediatrician who did circ. Please feel free to photograph & email it to us if still concerned & wish independent opinion. ...Read more
Simple Care: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Simple antibiotic ointment applied to the edges will help. Minimize trauma and let nature take its course. Avoid irritating things. ...Read more
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