Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Arjay | 2010-04-09


Penis Swolen

Good day Docter,

My sister''s 5 year old boy keeps on touching his penis. Like the whole time. It has now come to the point where his penis is red, swolen and painful. He sais that it is not painful when he wees. What can she use and how does she stop this behaviour.

Thank you.

Expert's Reply



It seems as if your little nephew has developed an itchy rash on his penis. It sounds luke a candida rash from your description. Apply Canesten cream twice daily to the rash and see if he gets better after about 5 days. If he does not improve he should be seen by a doctor or clinic nurse.

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Posted by: BMJ | 2010-04-09

The reason touches it is most likely (apart from normal curiousity) might be because it itchess. Had that problem with my son. We treated it with nystatin. It helped for a while but kept coming back. Our pead recommended we see a uroligist and he recommended a circumcision as his foreskin was very tight and because it could not retract, smegma kept on collecting that we could not wash out. He is 100% better after the circumcision

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