How do you care for a baby circumcision?

How often should you change baby’s diaper after circumcision?

Only use water, and be gentle. For the first day, the penis is covered with a gauze dressing, which you should replace with each diaper change. You can expect your baby to urinate within 12 hours of the circumcision. Clean the site with warm water and a cotton ball once or twice a day.

What helps circumcision heal faster?

What do I do to recover quickly after MMC?

  • Avoid heavy work or exercise after MMC to allow the wound to heal.
  • Take good care of your wound.
  • Clean the penis twice a day with salt water.
  • Keep the penis clean and dry.
  • Do not pull or scratch the penis while it is healing.

How do I care for my baby after circumcision?

How to care for your child after a circumcision

  1. Check for bleeding. Blood staining of the diaper is common after circumcision. …
  2. Ease swelling. …
  3. Bathe your child frequently. …
  4. Prevent skin sticking. …
  5. Apply a barrier ointment. …
  6. Give pain relief if needed.
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How long does it take for circumcision to heal?

Recovery from circumcision takes about eight to 10 days. While the penis heals, it may look swollen and red.

How long do you need to put Vaseline on a circumcision?

Even after the dressing is no longer needed, put a dab of petroleum jelly on the penis or on the front of the diaper for 3 to 5 days. This can help your baby avoid pain from rubbing and sticking to the diaper. Most of the time it takes between 7 to 10 days for a penis to heal.

How do you burp after circumcision?

Try these burping tips: Hold your baby upright with his or her head on your shoulder. Support your baby’s head and back while gently patting the back with your other hand.

Can I use diaper after circumcision?

Close contact between the diaper and the healing penis may be uncomfortable for the baby, so until the area has recovered, fitting the diaper a little looser than usual may help.

What ointment is good for circumcision?

Place a quarter-sized amount of ointment, Aquaphor, petroleum jelly, A&D, or antibiotic (bacitracin, Neosporin, or generic), on the penis or in the diaper to keep the raw surface from sticking to the underpants or diaper. It is important to use this for 5 to 7 days.

Is circumcision painful for a newborn?

Circumcision is usually performed before your baby goes home from the hospital. Like all surgery, circumcision is painful. To relieve pain, anesthetic is given to numb the area. About one hour before the procedure, a numbing cream is placed on your baby’s penis.

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How much tylenol do you give an infant after circumcision?

Acetaminophen 15 mg/kg PO solution administered via syringe one time immediately post circumcision. Infants will receive 15 mg/kg of acetaminophen.

How do you clean poop off a circumcision?

If you need to remove it, use a warm wet washcloth. Gently wash the area with warm water twice a day. Also, do this if it becomes dirty with poop.

Ointment for Pain:

  1. Put a layer of ointment on the incision line. …
  2. To prevent pain, use petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline).

How do you put Vaseline on a circumcision?

Apply a generous amount of Vaseline to the provided gauze, and apply it over the penis to form a ‘Peepee-Teepee’. Apply this ‘Peepee-Teepee’ for the first 24-48 hours or until you run out of gauze. Then, apply Vaseline directly onto the area of the diaper that will be in contact with the penis.

Do babies get fever after circumcision?

It is often preferable to have your child’s doctor check him if he has a high fever soon after surgery to be sure that it is not an ear, sinus, or lung infection. You or your child’s doctor should contact our office if there is any concern about infection at the site of surgery.

What should a newborn circumcision look like?

At first, the incision (cut) will be red and the glans (head of the penis) will look like it has been scraped. The area may be tender, but this will lessen over the first couple of days. The penis may also have some redness and swelling and have some yellow pus on the head in particular for up to a couple of weeks.

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What kind of Vaseline is used for circumcision?

No special care is needed except placing petroleum jelly (Vaseline/A&D ointment) on the penis. Apply a lot, this will protect the area that is healing and prevent the penis from sticking to the diaper.