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Child with swollen, red penis followed by yellowish, sticky discharge with foul odor, pain on touching the penis. What could it be?

i have a 5 year old son his penis went reddish and a little swollen. it seems that it was just bitten by an i just instructed him to just wash it thoroughly to avoid any infections.after 2 days it just secrete a yellowish sticky liquid directly from his penis(where urine come out) the smell was awfully bad...when his penis is being lightly touch he said it was painful. please help me...what could be the cause of yellowish sticky liquid coming out from his penis? does it have something to do with the bites?
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

There may be the following possibilities in your child :

1. Local infection of penis like Balanoprosthitis

2. Angioedema or allergic reaction to a insect bite

3. Urinary tract infection.

Balanoprosthitis is infection under the area of prepuce of the penis.

It is due to accumulation of smegma and a secondary infection with bacteria.

It can be prevented by cleaning the area gently daily while giving bath once after the present infection have been treated.

The yellowish discharge is due to some infection.

If the penis swelling is due to allergy, local application of calamine or a steroid cream along with an oral antihistamine like cetirizine or hydroxyzine in prescribed dose will be helpful.

Urine to be sent for complete urine examination and for culture and sensitivity to find out the infection and to know the type of organism and its sensitivity to a particular organism.

So consult the Pediatrician for the examination and for appropriate management.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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