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How do I properly care for my sons wounds after circumcision?

How To Properly Care For Your Sons Wounds After Circumcision

Scott Cohen (Pediatrician, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) gives expert video advice on: How do I properly care for my sons wounds after circumcision?

How do I properly care for my sons wounds after circumcision?

The head of the penis is usually red and raw after circumcision, and it's important that as the penis heals, you put a layer of Vaseline and gauze on it so that it doesn't stick to the diaper. It's sort of like when you skin your elbow, and as that wound heals you get that yellow crust before the scab forms, and that sometimes sticks to your shirt. We're just preventing it for the comfort of your son after the circumcision from sticking to the diaper. The circumcision usually takes about a good week to heal. And when it doesn't look red and raw anymore, then you can stop doing the Vaseline or the Neosporin and just diaper them normally.