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Is it correct to wash the area beneath the foreskin which is loose in a child ?

Hi, I have a 7 year old son whos fore skin has been going back since he was 2. I encourage him to wash under there and when he was small I did it for him. Is this correct? I was told by a friend I should not do this. Also my 2 elder sons foreskins since they were babys only covered half the penis end and was always possible to clean uner the skin. It was loose. Was this also a mistake?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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Diabetologist 's  Response

Welcome to Healthcare magic forum,
There is no mistake in this, infact ur teaching them how to keep their private parts clean. It will avoid so many problems in future. Good job.
Hope I have answered ur question,
Answered: Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
As you said you did the cleaning when the child was small. That is perfectly O.K. But now you should not do it. The child is capable of cleaning himself and does not need your assistance in that any more.
If you are still doing the cleaning for your elder sons, then certainly it is a mistake otherwise it s alright.
Answered: Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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