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My son is 10 yrs old an uncircumcised. The end of his foreskin is red an slightly swollen we made him wash real good and he says it is a little better. What type of product and/or remedt do you recommend?

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Dr. David Ewalt
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: May

May indicate an infection or represent minor irritation.
It should be examined by a physician.

In brief: May

May indicate an infection or represent minor irritation.
It should be examined by a physician.
Dr. David Ewalt
Dr. David Ewalt
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Rule out phimosis

Your son may have a tight foreskin which can get swollen & inflamed when the tries to retract it.
Also have some accumulated smegma (collection of dead skin cells like "dandruff" of penis) under foreskin which can cause irritation, swelling & even inflammation. Tight foreskin can be treated with steroid cream, requiring prescription, or circumcision. In mean time, antibiotic ointment may help.

In brief: Rule out phimosis

Your son may have a tight foreskin which can get swollen & inflamed when the tries to retract it.
Also have some accumulated smegma (collection of dead skin cells like "dandruff" of penis) under foreskin which can cause irritation, swelling & even inflammation. Tight foreskin can be treated with steroid cream, requiring prescription, or circumcision. In mean time, antibiotic ointment may help.
Dr. George Klauber
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