For parents who are thinking of having their baby circumcised aftercare is a relatively recent term. Many people confuse this procedure with “melbourne circumcision” or “spotting.” However, these two are quite different and should not be confused. Circulation is the process by which blood is flushed from the penis. Spotting occurs immediately after and before the procedure.
It is vital that your baby receives extra hydration after you have bathed him. You should keep his nappy clean at all times, particularly after bathing. It is also important that you clean the perineal region, or skin around the scrotum/penis area, of any blood or soot that may have been inhaled by the baby’s caregiver. This material can be removed with a damp piece of tissue paper, which will help to reduce the smell. This tissue paper or a similar item should be placed in the stroller to wrap the wound.
When your baby has had his circumcision aftercare, you will most likely want him to wear a diaper. These diapers can be either boiled or pre-moistened. These diapers should only be made of cotton that is as soft as possible. These diapers can cause irritation for the baby’s skin if they are made from wool or latex. After the procedure, your baby must be encouraged not to use a blanket or a sheet for 24 hours. He should also be kept warm because cold temperatures can be very uncomfortable after a circumcision procedure.
You may also want to use petroleum jelly or a similar thick lotion after the procedure. This should be applied to the perineum, anus, and vagina. Petroleum jelly should not directly be applied to the wound. It is best to let the petroleum jelly dry for at least a few hours before applying it.
It is possible to have more bleeding than a little after your circumcision. Generally, the amount of bleeding that occurs will decrease over time. If bleeding occurs more frequently than once per hour or lasts longer than eight hours, it is best to contact your doctor immediately.
During the eight hours following the circumcisions, the wound should be carefully cleaned. This includes removing any blood that may be present. This is particularly important if the circumferential injury is on the penis. The presence of blood can lead to bacterial infection and other complications. This is why your doctor will typically apply a topical antibiotic cream or fluid to the wound.
Typically, it will take two to four weeks after the procedure before your baby will be able to return to sexual intercourse. It is best to not have sex with your baby until the procedure is complete. In addition, you should not douche while your baby is healing. As the procedure removes the majority of the moisture from the penis, it will be easier for your baby to maintain a dry diaper.
Petroleum jelly or a wrap with a tight elastic band around a penis’ head will remove any excess gauze. This is safer than wrapping your penis with a towel, then rubbing vaseline-coated towels around the head and down to the shaft. Petroleum jelly will not work as a moisturizer. If the gauze becomes wet, the best thing to do is to use baby oil and begin washing the area with it.