How To Care For Babies Aged 6 Months Who Have Been Circumcised?
Is the baby 6 months circumcised safe? And how to treat it?
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Circumcision or circumcision is a procedure to cut off part of the skin on the front of the penis. Today circumcision can be done at any age, ranging from infants to adults. Some doctors recommend that male circumcision is recommended for the first week of birth.
This is due to consideration in the early age of the birth of the baby still has a minimal pain response, so that doing minor surgery on newborns is highly recommended. Other benefits of circumcision performed while still a baby include minimizing trauma to the child, preventing problems in the penis such as phimosis and urinary tract infections, and avoiding the risk of penile cancer.
You don't need to worry because circumcision / circumcision is safe at any age, from newborns to adults. Various choices of circumcision methods are available today, including the conventional method, couter / laser and clamps. However, please note that circumcision is a minor surgical procedure that can also pose a risk after the procedure. Generally bleeding, pain and post-circumcision infections are often complained and make the baby / child feel uncomfortable.
Post circumcision injuries should not be tampered with. The process of healing a circumcised wound requires different time and is related to age, the method used and the treatment of wounds at home. Generally it takes between 7-10 days until the wound is completely healed. Keeping the wound from circumcision remains clean is highly recommended by changing the dressing / gauze regularly, especially after urinating, give antiseptic and antibiotic ointment according to the doctor's prescription. Babies may bathe as usual. Change baby's diaper often if the baby uses diapers and give painkillers as directed by the doctor to reduce pain after circumcision.
I suggest consulting directly with a pediatric surgery specialist and a pediatric urologist to get complete information and a selection of the best circumcision methods for your child.
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