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My son woke up crying saying his penis hurt (he’s 4 yrs old)

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Hello,My son woke up crying saying his penis hurt (he’s 4 yrs old) and when I looked, it’s very red in one part and looks inflamed. Almost like eczema. Can I send you a photo? I’m just trying to find a way to help him tonight. His GP is closed. Thank you so much.

This is balanitis --likely bacterial infection.

You can over the counter Bacitracin ointment twice daily over the area for 5 days to treat infection.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Ok thank you! Do you know what causes this? So I can avoid next time.

usually sweat and heat --clean with water gently daily

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Okay thank you very much! There is a heatwave here - makes sense. Thanks for your time


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