The Cause Of The Foreskin Is Tight And Cannot Be Pulled?
doctor, my child is 8 months old when the penis wants to clean the foreskin’s head can’t be opened and tight. why is that?
Hello, Primatus Alvinnia, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
The skin of the foreskin of the penis can not be stretched and too tightly can be called phimosis. Phimosis can be caused by several possibilities, such as sticking of the foreskin with the glans / penis head, inflammation of the head of the penis (balanitis), swelling due to inflammation or allergies, etc.
Phimosis often occurs in infants and children because the foreskin is still attached to the head of the penis. But over time, the foreskin will naturally separate from the head of the penis. Do not force to pull / open the foreskin.
Asymptomatic phimosis (for example: difficulty urinating, penis bulging when urinating, redness of the penis, swelling, fussy babies when urinating) is usually not a problem, but still requires certain treatment depending on the condition. Keep your baby's genitals clean by wiping them with warm water until they are clean, no need to use perfume soap or powder. Do this every time you shower. In addition, you can check with your doctor to do an examination of your baby's genitals and the doctor will make an assessment whether or not to be given additional care.
However, if there are symptoms as mentioned above, you should immediately take it to the doctor to be given the right treatment.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.