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Child's penis is red, no pain. White discharge. What can this be?

Hello, I have a 2 year boy who is not circumsized. This morning I noticed that the tip of his penis was red, i touched his penis to see if it would and he didn t complaint at all. Later on today I checked again and now the redness has disappear a little but now his penis looks inflamed/swollen and when I pressed again to see how he would react a little white discharge came out, and again he didn t complaint neither. I did wased his penis with water only and am letting him run around nude. What can this be? Can it get worse? How to treat it?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HCM .
Redness and swelling of penis along with white discharge is suggestive of inflammation of penis ( balanitis) or urethra ( urethritis).
Though the child isnt complaining of pain it can get worse and later pain & tenderness may develop. It's best to get him evaluated by your doctor and start appropriate antibiotics ( cefpodoxime , amoxicillin etc)and antiinflammatory ( ibuprofen, acetaminophen etc)drugs.
Continue to keep the area clean , open and dry.
Give him plenty of fluids to prevent a urinary infection .
Wishing him a speedy recovery.
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