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Should I be worried as my 8 month old son's penis tip is red and inflamed ?

Hi, when changing my 8month old sons nappy yesterday I noticed the tip of his penis was really red and slightly inflamed! I was instructed when he was born that You shouldn t pull a babys forskin back, and now I m wondering if it may be infected. Please could you advice what I should do and wether this is something I should be really concered about?? Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Redness of the tip of penis in infants can be due to dermatitis skin. Wear cotton nappies instead of diapers and air dry the area after washing with water when he urinates. Avoid using bubble baths, soap, highly chlorinated water and harsh laundry powders and give plenty of water and fluids to your child. If it gets red, swollen and itchy then it means an infection for which he needs antimicrobials.
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Answered: Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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