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How do I care for a circumcision wound?

How do I care for a circumcision wound?

Surgical wound: Your surgeon should have provided clear instructions on the care of this procedure. If not, pester his office for clear instructions. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber
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Circumcision (Definition)

Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...Read more


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Circumcision-what to do when the wound is open?

Circumcision-what to do when the wound is open?

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

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Things I can use to cure my circumcision wound?

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

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How long will my circumcision wound take to heal?

Circumcision: Circumcisions commonly take a month to heal. You should see your surgeon after any operation to determine if healing has occurred. ...Read more

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Circumcision wound opened back up, what do you advise?

Circumcision wound opened back up, what do you advise?

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. ...Read more

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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? .

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

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Does vaseline helps circumcision wound? ?

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

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Does applying vaseline to a circumcision wound help?

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. ...Read more

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After 6 days of a circumcision should I have a smell coming from my wound?

You should not: Contact your doctor for an examination particularly if is draining, red, swollen of pain is increasing. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it safe to put vaseline on your circumcision wound?

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

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Can you tell me when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

Can you tell me when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

"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

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Help please! I don't know when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

Help please! I don't know when will my wound turn into a scar after circumcision?

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

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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?

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

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How to get quick heal from scar wound after circumcision surgery?

How to get quick heal from scar wound after circumcision surgery?

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

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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??

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

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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?

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?

If...: If the open wound is tender and/or producing pus despite taking the antibiotics you need to see your doctor ASAP. If it is clean keep using the Mupirocin and oral antibiotics, and give it time. If you are healthy otherwise it should eventually heal and close. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Day 6 post circumcision- can I apply the prescribed solution "chlorhexidine gluconate" to an area of broken scabbing? Wont it burn the incision/wound?

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

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My son was circumcised yesterday, what things I will do next to cure the wounds?

My son was circumcised yesterday, what things I will do next to cure the wounds?

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

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Can I use spirit on my babys circumcised wound?

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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Is it possible for me to apply tissue oil to my circumcised wound?

Is it possible for me to apply tissue oil to my circumcised wound?

Possible yes but why: Oil will rub off. Suggest you apply bacitracin, neosporin or triple antibiotment which will stay in place better. ...Read more

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Baby boy has been circumcised 6 days ago, wound still wet refuse to dry baby in lot of pain what must I do?

Baby boy has been circumcised 6 days ago, wound still wet refuse to dry baby in lot of pain what must I do?

Needs to be seen: Kindly take him to his doctor, can very well be infected and needs antibiotics/other medications, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Circumcised (Definition)

Surgical removal ...Read more