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Child with itchy sore penis with pus formation. Has swelling. Need medication

Hi, I had my 6 yr old at the doctor today as he has a sore/ itchy penis which is producing pus. It is somewhat red and swollen too. We were given an anti fungal cream but it doesn't seem to be giving much relief to my little guy. Can't get back to the docs until tomorrow, is there anything I can do to relieve his symptoms until then?
Thank you,
Worried mummy x
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query.
Your child is having balanitis which could be due to fungal or bacterial infection.
I suggest to to get him examined by doctor as he may require a course of antibiotics.
In the mean time for pain relief give acetaminophen in prescribed dosage.
Head of the penis and foreskin should be washed and dried.Wash it thoroughly and gently with warm water ,do not use soap.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless...
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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