After a circumcision, the baby will likely need to wear a circumcision dressing for several days. During this time, a large fat pad can push up the dressing. If this happens, place the dressing in the diaper overnight and contact Dr. Pakes. If it is stubborn or slides back up, you can gently take it out. If your baby is awake and without pain, you can come back to the clinic before 6 pm to have it removed.
The first 48 hours after a circumcision are typically free of bleeding. After 48 hours, it is best to remove the dressing. Warm water is best for cleaning the wound. If the wound is still bleeding, you can use soapy water to clean it. These steps will help to avoid complications. Keep your baby’s wound covered for at least 2 days to prevent any recurrence.
After a circumcision, your penis will be tender and swollen. The wound will likely remain tender for two weeks. If the pain persists for more than three days you should seek medical attention. If you are experiencing severe discomfort or swelling, contact your doctor immediately. The bleeding should stop in about a week. Your penis should return to normal after the swelling subsides. Then, you will cease bleeding completely.
A tight circular bandage is not recommended for a circumcision. This will clog the urethra and cause urinary retention. It is best to use a petroleum jelly-coated gauze pads that do not require circumferential pressure to prevent this problem. It is more effective than a sterile dressing and is sufficient for the purpose. The cotton wool dressing can be removed if the child is not old enough to use the bath.
A suitable circumcision dressing should also be applied around the subglanular region. The inner ring should be made from polymer. The prepuce should be protected by an outer ring. To prevent blood from dripping, an inside ring can be used. In addition to the glans, the prepuce is the lining of the penis. The rim and rounded border are the most common parts of the penis.
A child should not eat or drink before the procedure. During the first 24 hours, the penis will remain wrapped in a diaper. If the penis isn’t trimmed correctly, it will stick to its diaper and require a corrective procedure. To prevent it from sticking, the penis is covered with gauze. For care of the circumcision site, parents should follow the instructions given by the surgeon. If there are no problems, the doctor will not treat it.
A physician may choose to place the stapling in a circular pattern. Infection could result if the stapling process isn’t done correctly. While infections are rare after circumcisions they should be monitored closely. A physician should be contacted for further treatment if there are any signs or symptoms of infection. If the stapling is not properly adhered, infection can also occur. The doctor should remove the scab with a needle, but it should not be painful.
Your Baby Will Need a Circumcision Dressing
Sometimes, it is necessary for the child to wash his or her penis before circumcision. The baby may not be comfortable with swaddling or pacifiers, but he/she should still be comfortable. The child may be prescribed acetaminophen after the procedure to help with the pain. However, you should not give your baby more than one type or acetaminophen as it can cause serious side effects.
The Mogen clamp method is generally the most popular method of circumcision. It requires suturing, but it is a good choice for larger babies. This is a safe method of circumcision. However, the skin may appear slightly larger after the procedure. The Mogen clamp is the best method to determine the size of your baby’s foreskin. It will take several weeks for a longer foreskin to heal.
A circumcision can be painful, and can lead to infections. You will need to clean the penis and foreskin. After the procedure is complete, your child can shower and resume normal eating habits. After the first 24 hours, it will be safe to resume a normal diet and shower. If you notice any bleeding or pus, contact your doctor immediately. They will be able to explain what is happening.