Health Tip: Caring for Baby After Circumcision03/12/12
(HealthDay News) -- Circumcision is a procedure sometimes
performed on newborn boys to remove the foreskin of the penis.
After the procedure, it's important for new parents to take proper
care to prevent infection and speed healing.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists lists
these suggestions to help care for your baby after
- Make sure that baby's diaper area stays very clean.
- Change diapers frequently throughout the day.
- Carefully and thoroughly wash the penis each day with gentle
soap and water.
The penis should be healed within about a week to 10 days.
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