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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

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...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?

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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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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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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

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


Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Circumcised (Definition)

If a male baby is circumcised, his foreskin, or the flap of skin covering the tip of his penis, ...Read more