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Has bright spot around head of penis tender to touch. What can this be?

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My 15 month old has a bright red spot aound the head of his penis very tender to touch. I just noticed it this morning.

Posted Tue, 15 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is inflammatory swelling

Detailed Answer:

Thankyou for posting in XXXXXXX

A tender red spot at the age of 15months is an inflammatory swelling. A mild infection might have started with associated inflammation leading to a tender and red lesion.

I will start antibiotic and anti inflammatory syrups to my patients with similar complaints.
Please consult a Paediatrician/Paediatric surgeon, he/she will know about these drugs. In the interim keep the area clean and dry.

Hope I answered your query.

Wish him good health and speedy recovery

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Follow-up: Has bright spot around head of penis tender to touch. What can this be? 2 hours later
Is it serious? What should i do to help it? Its very very tender
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is not serious

Detailed Answer:

Any lesion over the penis at the age of 15 months will not be serious.

You should consult a paediatrician/paediatric surgeon for correct management.

Please take him to the doctor.

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