Reddish Itching On The Penis Of A 5 Month Old Baby?

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Hi niazi,

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Itching and redness in the genitals of baby boys should be examined directly by a doctor. It is feared that this condition occurs due to infection, which, if not handled properly, can spread to other genital areas.

Some types of infections that can cause itching and redness in the baby's genitals are tinea cruris (fungus), cutaneous candidiasis, miliaria (prickly heat), impetigo, folliculitis (hair root infection), scabies (scabies), and so on. Apart from infection, it is also possible that the itching and redness that your child is experiencing is caused by other factors, for example:

Irritation, for example due to improper use of diapers or other baby care products Contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to contact with an allergic or irritant substance) Atopic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation due to hypersensitivity) Insect bites Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that causes skin to peel like dandruff) drug eruptions, etc. Each of the above possibilities needs to be treated with a different approach. Therefore, a doctor's examination is needed to determine what kind of treatment is best to overcome it.

What you should do at this point is:

Take care that your child does not scratch his genitals, for example by giving him gloves and shortening his nails Bathe your child 2 times a day and clean his genitals using special baby soap and clean water Avoid using baby diapers that are too tight and made from rough materials Always check baby's diapers, If it's wet, replace it with a new one. Give the child comfortable, not tight pants. Don't rub or sprinkle anything on the baby's genitals without a doctor's advice. Hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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