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Circumcision Care

If your baby boy has been circumcised, gently clean his penis with plain water for a week to 10 days until his circumcision has healed. During this time, it is normal for a sticky film to develop in the healing area. You can use petroleum jelly on the circumcision area to make your son more comfortable and prevent his penis from sticking to his diaper.

After your son’s circumcision heals, your pediatrician will show you how to gently pull back the foreskin, and you may wash your baby’s genitals with mild soap and water.

If you notice bleeding, a foul odor, or pus at the circumcision site, contact your pediatrician immediately.

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