Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: So confused | 2010-04-20

Q.

Penis care

Morning doctor

My son is now 20 months. Do I or dont I pull back his foreskin. Till now I only clean his tip.

I''m really confused, because some people say you must pull it back and others say you should not do it - it could do more damage than good if you do pull it back. They reckon little boys do it on their own when they are about 3 years old.

Thank you doctor

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is no need to pull your son's foreskin back. Just continue to gently wash his penis using soap with a soft cloth

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