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Parenting Questions

Caring for a Circumcision

It is recommended to use petroleum jelly on the penis at every diaper change for 3-7 days after the circumcision, in order to prevent irritation from rubbing against the diaper.  It is normal for the tip of the penis to look red for about a week.

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