After your son’s circumcision, there will be either a visible incision or a plastibell ( which is a small plastic ring).
After a plastibell circumcision, a plastic rim is left on the penis while it heals for the first week.
Three or four times a day, you will need to clean the area with warm water. Soap is not necessary. If you were given a peri-bottle at the hospital this is an excellent way to apply the water. Try to avoid getting the umbilical stump wet while cleaning. At each diaper change, you will want to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly (with or without gauze for the first 5 days. Make sure that the petroleum jelly is pure, without perfumes or other additives. If your doctor sent you home with an antibiotic ointment you will want to use this as directed.
It takes about 7- 10 days for the scab over an incision to fall off. After the scab falls off, no further care is needed outside of normal good hygiene
You will also want to call your health care provider if you notice any of the following:
Our son is not circumcised. When will his foreskin retract?
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