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Posted by: Candy | 2007/04/14

Q.

2 year old - swollen and red penis

Please help, my son has tonislitis and is on anti-biotics, and I think that is what is making his tummy work overtime, last nite sometime he soiled his nappy, but he didnt wake up and there is no smell, I found it this morning, and then saw that his penis was swollen twice its normal size, it is red and limp, his genitals are very very red, the penis is normal size at the base, but then swells, the tip is swollen shut with the forskin surned inwards, the vein underneath the penis is also very swollen, i was worried that he would not be able to urinate, but he seems to have no problem with that, it is very very painful and I can not touch it, what is it and what can I do, please help...thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to be sure what is going on here without being able to see your son, but an allergic reaction to the antibiotic is one possibility. Another possible cause is a candida infection. In any case the problem sounds bad enough for your son to be seen now by his doctor. If you are worried about him over the weekend please take him to your nearest hospital.

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