Post-circumcision aftercare is important, and will vary depending on the type of procedure performed. Continue reading to learn about Physiologic adhesions as well as Meatal stenosis and pain. Here are a few tips to help you recover quickly from circumcision. This information will help reduce your risk and maximize your satisfaction with the new procedure. The incision site should be cleaned after the procedure and treated with an ointment. After 24 hours, a gauze wrap is not necessary. Vaseline should still be applied to the incision site and entire head of your penis.
Physiologic adhesions following circumcision are a common problem. They can be caused by phimosis, religious circumcision or other causes. Although the condition can occur at any age, the risk for it is increased in newborns. The condition is not likely to affect most children and parents shouldn’t be concerned. It is important that you know what to look and what to do in the event of suspicion.
Meatalstenosis is caused by a child’s circumcision using a heat cautery. Our study showed a high incidence of meatal stenosis among circumcised children. This could be due to inexperienced sub-staff or doctors looking for quick income.
Most infants experience no pain after circumcision. Those who experience severe postoperative pain may need an anaesthetic. Infants who have pain relief are less likely be to suffer from post-operative complications. Sometimes, the pain after circumcision can be so severe as to affect the child’s development. This is particularly true for newborns who have not undergone any other major procedure, such as heart surgery.
While bleeding after circumcision is a common side effect, it can be prevented and managed easily. The baby might bleed through the dressing during the first few days after circumcision. The hospital will provide gauze that you can use to apply pressure to the affected area. Gently squeeze the area to stop bleeding for five to 15 minutes. The bleeding should stop after this time. If not, consult your doctor.
After your son has been circumcised, you will want to take good care his incisions. Make sure to wash his penis thoroughly twice a day. Use petroleum jelly to clean the incision. It is not recommended to use a diaper wipe for cleaning. If the diaper doesn’t stick, apply lubricant. A pharmacy will sell you lubricant. You can also apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the diaper and the penis for the first two days.
Make sure your baby has a clean nappy when changing it after circumcision. This means washing your son regularly and making sure that the nappy area is dry. You can buy fucidin cream from a pharmacy. You can also clean the site using gauze, which is available at any pharmacy. However, you shouldn’t touch your sons penis.
Take time off work
Most people require at least a week off from work for the aftercare of circumcision. But, some men may need longer to recuperate at home. If you work at a desk job, you may want to keep off your desk for a week or two, and don’t return to work until you’ve completely healed. Avoid doing any heavy lifting until you’re fully healed.