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Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot, I am a GP Urologist. Thank you for your question. Irritation to the penis in children is commonly a fungal infection which causes something called balanitis. Do you mean that the foreskin does not retract of the penis?
Okay thanks, ***** ***** is quite normal at this age. Generally if it is retracting it will resolve by about 8years
You could try topical clotrimazole which you can get from the pharmacist this weekend, but I would certainly aim to see the GP this week if it has not cleared up
No, do not force it to retract, it then becomes a paraphimosis and if cannot return will require an operation
I see. If it is painful, I would ask for a urology referral, one option would be a long term topical steroid to loosen the foreskin, but the best treatment available is a circumcision. Can certainly be done at this age if causing pain.
Ask the pharmacist for some clotrimazole and contact your GP this week. If you find the penis is painful and the foreskin retracts but is not able to go back to a normal position, then please attend an A&E
https://patient.info/mens-health/penis-problems/phimosis-and-paraphimosis - this is a link to leaflet regarding the foreskin, but not balanitis.
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