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Foreskin problemsFForeskin problemsForeskin problemsEnglishUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2019-05-16T04:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MS, ACNP;Sandra Oliver-Homewood, RN, MN;Alia Sunderji, MD8.5000000000000057.90000000000001170.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to treat common foreskin problems and when to see a doctor.</p><p>The penis is attached to a sheath of skin called the foreskin. </p><p>Some children may develop foreskin problems. Many of these issues either go away on their own or with the help of prescription medicine. Proper <a href="/Article?contentid=967&language=English">foreskin care</a> is the best way to prevent many of these issues.</p><p>Other foreskin problems, such as an accidental injury are more serious. These types of issues need treatment right away.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Adhesions can form along the tip of the penis (glans), as the foreskin naturally separates from it. These are normal, require no treatment and go away on their own.</li><li>Pus-like clumps called smegma can sometimes form as the foreskin naturally retracts. This is normal, requires no treatment and goes away on its own.</li><li>Zipper injuries are common and require emergency treatment.</li><li>In babies, a hair or thread may tightly twist around the penis, interfering with blood flow (hair tourniquet). This is serious and requires emergency treatment.</li><li>Some children may forget to unretract their foreskin, causing it to form a painful, tight ring around the penis (paraphimosis). Using anaesthetic cream and pain medicine, a doctor can help push the foreskin to its original position.</li><li>If your child experiences bleeding, irritation or white scarring of the foreskin, take them to see a doctor.</li></ul>
包皮问题包皮问题Foreskin problemsChineseSimplifiedUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-05-16T04:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MS, ACNP;Sandra Oliver-Homewood, RN, MN;Alia Sunderji, MDFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>阅读下文,了解如何处理常见的包皮问题,以及何时需要就医。</p><p>包皮是与阴茎连接在一起的皮肤保护套。</p><p>部分男童可能会遇到包皮问题。许多问题会自行消退,或可借助药物治愈。正确的包皮护理是预防许多包皮问题的最佳方法。</p><p>其他包皮问题(例如意外伤害)则更严重,需要立即治疗。</p><h2>要点</h2><ul><li>当包皮与龟头自然分离时,龟头周围可能会形成粘连。这属于正常现象,无需治疗即会自行消失。</li><li>当包皮自然后缩时,有时会形成脓样团块,称为包皮垢。这属于正常现象,无需治疗即会自行消失。</li><li>拉链致伤很常见,需紧急治疗。</li><li>婴儿的阴茎可能会被头发或细线紧紧缠绕住,从而阻碍血液流动(“头发止血带”现象)。这属于严重情况,需紧急治疗。</li><li>部分儿童可能会忘记将包皮推回,导致包皮呈环状紧裹阴茎,令患儿感到痛苦(包皮嵌顿)。在使用麻醉膏和止痛药的情况下,医生可帮患者将包皮推回原来的位置。</li><li>如果您的孩子包皮出血、痛痒或出现白斑,请带其就医。</li></ul>
包皮問題包皮問題Foreskin problemsChineseTraditionalUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2019-05-16T04:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MS, ACNP;Sandra Oliver-Homewood, RN, MN;Alia Sunderji, MDFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>閱讀下文,瞭解如何處理常見的包皮問題,以及何時需要就醫。</p><p>包皮是與陰莖連接在一起的皮膚保護套。</p><p>部分男童可能會遇到包皮問題。許多問題會自行消退,或可借助藥物治癒。正確的包皮護理是預防許多包皮問題的最佳方法。</p><p>其他包皮問題(例如意外傷害)則更嚴重,需要立即治療。</p><h2>要點</h2><ul><li>當包皮與龜頭自然分離時,龜頭周圍可能會形成粘連。這屬於正常現象,無需治療即會自行消失。</li><li>當包皮自然後縮時,有時會形成膿樣團塊,稱為包皮垢。這屬於正常現象,無需治療即會自行消失。</li><li>拉鍊致傷很常見,需緊急治療。</li><li>嬰兒的陰莖可能會被頭髮或細線緊緊纏繞住,從而阻礙血液流動(「頭髮止血帶」現象)。這屬於嚴重情況,需緊急治療。</li><li>部分兒童可能會忘記將包皮推回,導致包皮呈環狀緊裹陰莖,令患兒感到痛苦(包皮嵌頓)。在使用麻醉膏和止痛藥的情況下,醫生可幫患者將包皮推回原位。</li><li>如果您的孩子包皮出血、痛癢或出現白斑,請帶其就醫。</li></ul>
Problèmes de prépucePProblèmes de prépuceForeskin problemsFrenchUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-05-16T04:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MS, ACNP;Sandra Oliver-Homewood, RN, MN;Alia Sunderji, MDFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment soigner les problèmes courants du prépuce et quand consulter un médecin.</p><p>Le pénis est recouvert d’un anneau de tissu appelé prépuce.</p><p>Certains enfants peuvent avoir des problèmes de prépuce. Bon nombre de ces troubles disparaissent d’eux-mêmes ou avec des médicaments sur ordonnance. Prendre <a href="/Article?contentid=967&language=French">bien soin du prépuce</a> est la meilleure façon de prévenir la plupart de ces problèmes.</p><p>D’autres problèmes, comme une blessure accidentelle ou une maladie, sont plus graves et doivent être traités dans les plus brefs délais.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>À mesure que le prépuce se développe, des adhérences peuvent se former le long de la tête du pénis (gland). Ces adhérences sont normales; elles ne nécessitent aucun traitement et disparaîtront d’elles-mêmes.</li><li>Quand le prépuce se rétracte tout seul, des dépôts appelés smegma et ressemblant à du pus peuvent se former. Ce phénomène est normal et ne nécessite aucun traitement; les dépôts disparaîtront d’eux-mêmes.</li><li>Les blessures causées par une fermeture éclair sont fréquentes et nécessitent un traitement d’urgence.</li><li>Chez les bébés, un cheveu ou un fil peut s’enrouler fermement autour du pénis et gêner le flux sanguin (syndrome du tourniquet ou « cheveu étrangleur »). Cette affection est grave et nécessite un traitement d’urgence.</li><li>Les enfants oublient parfois de replacer le prépuce sur la tête du pénis. Le prépuce peut alors former un anneau serré et douloureux autour du pénis (paraphimosis). Un médecin peut replacer le prépuce sur la tête du pénis après avoir appliqué une crème anesthésiante et administré des analgésiques.</li><li>Si le prépuce de votre enfant saigne, s’il présente une irritation ou qu’il s’y forme une cicatrice blanche, consultez le médecin.</li></ul>

 

 

Foreskin problems1125.00000000000Foreskin problemsForeskin problemsFEnglishUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2019-05-16T04:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MS, ACNP;Sandra Oliver-Homewood, RN, MN;Alia Sunderji, MD8.5000000000000057.90000000000001170.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to treat common foreskin problems and when to see a doctor.</p><p>The penis is attached to a sheath of skin called the foreskin. </p><p>Some children may develop foreskin problems. Many of these issues either go away on their own or with the help of prescription medicine. Proper <a href="/Article?contentid=967&language=English">foreskin care</a> is the best way to prevent many of these issues.</p><p>Other foreskin problems, such as an accidental injury are more serious. These types of issues need treatment right away.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Adhesions can form along the tip of the penis (glans), as the foreskin naturally separates from it. These are normal, require no treatment and go away on their own.</li><li>Pus-like clumps called smegma can sometimes form as the foreskin naturally retracts. This is normal, requires no treatment and goes away on its own.</li><li>Zipper injuries are common and require emergency treatment.</li><li>In babies, a hair or thread may tightly twist around the penis, interfering with blood flow (hair tourniquet). This is serious and requires emergency treatment.</li><li>Some children may forget to unretract their foreskin, causing it to form a painful, tight ring around the penis (paraphimosis). Using anaesthetic cream and pain medicine, a doctor can help push the foreskin to its original position.</li><li>If your child experiences bleeding, irritation or white scarring of the foreskin, take them to see a doctor.</li></ul><h2>Adhesions and smegma</h2><p>As a child gets older, the foreskin naturally separates from the head of the penis (glans). As this happens, the following may occur.</p><ul><li>Parts of the foreskin may remain attached (adhesions). This is normal and does not need any treatment. The foreskin fully separates by the time a child reaches puberty. Until then, there may be temporary soreness or pain while urinating. This usually goes away after a day or two.</li><li>The foreskin naturally sheds, leaving small white or yellow clumps behind. These clumps are called smegma and may look like pus. The smegma eventually goes away on its own. There is no need for treatment.</li></ul><h2>Balanitis</h2><p>Balanitis is an infection which may cause the foreskin to become red, swollen and itchy. You may also notice a build-up of fluid and your child may experience pain while urinating. Proper foreskin care can prevent balanitis.</p><h3>Treating balanitis</h3><p>If the balanitis is mild, your child’s doctor may prescribe an antifungal cream, such as nystatin, clotrimazole or miconazole. If the foreskin infection is severe or keeps coming back, circumcision may be an option once the redness and swelling go away. Talk to your child's doctor to learn more. Good hygiene can also help prevent balanitis from coming back.</p><h2>Bacterial infection</h2><p>If there is a cut or sore on the foreskin, bacteria can enter the skin and cause an infection. The bacteriacan quickly spread along the entire foreskin. This can cause a bacterial infection called balanoposthitis. The penis and foreskin swell, become red and feel painful and very sensitive to the touch.</p><h3>Treating bacterial infection in the foreskin</h3><p>If your child has developed a bacterial infection, talk to your doctor about treatment. In most cases, bacterial infection inside the foreskin or penis can be treated using either:</p><ul><li>antibiotics by mouth or</li><li>topical antibiotics (antibiotic creams for the skin)</li></ul><p>Your child’s doctor may prescribe oral and topical antibiotics together.</p><p>In adolescents, other conditions may cause an infection. If your teen develops an infection or inflammation on their penis or foreskin, they should see a doctor.</p><p>To ease pain or discomfort, your child can sit in a warm bath with added bath salts (do not use bubble baths or perfumed soaps). They can also take pain medicine such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If your child develops a fever, they should see a doctor.</p><h2>Zipper injury</h2><p>Your child may accidently injure their foreskin by getting it caught in the teeth of a zipper. Aside from being very painful, a zipper injury may damage the tip of the tube inside the penis through which urine flows, called the urethral meatus.</p><p>If a zipper injury happens, take your child to the emergency department right away. Trying to remove skin trapped in a stuck zipper may cause more injury. Leave it alone or cut the clothing around the zipper to make it easier to take them to the hospital.</p><h3>Treating a zipper injury</h3><p>Before detaching the zipper from the penis, your child's doctor may give your child some pain medicine. The doctor may inject a small amount of anaesthetic medicine at the base of the penis to numb it for a short time.</p><h2>Hair tourniquet</h2><p>In babies, a hair or thread may tightly twist around the penis, interfering with blood flow. This is called a hair tourniquet.</p><p>The hair or thread may appear as a thin line around the penis, and the affected area usually swells and reddens. Sometimes the hair or thread may be very difficult to see. If you notice swelling, discoloration or redness of the penis and suspect a hair tourniquet, take your baby to the hospital right away. If it is not dealt with right away, a hair tourniquet can damage nerves or blood vessels.</p><h3>Treating a hair tourniquet</h3><p>Your doctor will try to remove the tourniquet by applying a hair removal cream to the area. They may consult a urologist if the hair is deeply embedded in the skin. More serious cases may require surgery.</p><h2>Paraphimosis</h2><p>As a child gets older, their foreskin loosens and they are able to pull back (retract) the foreskin. They can also push the foreskin back to its original position (unretract), covering the head of the penis (glans).</p><p>Sometimes, a child may forget to unretract their foreskin. As a result, it becomes a tight band around the penis shaft. This is a condition called paraphimosis, which causes swelling and pain. Fluid can also build up around the area, causing further swelling.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Paraphimosis</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Paraphimosis_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="Normal penis and penis with paraphimosis" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The penis is covered by a ring of tissue called the foreskin. In a normal penis, the foreskin is loose and retractable to show the glans (head of the penis). In a penis with paraphimosis, the foreskin is so swollen and tight around the shaft that it cannot be unretracted to cover the glans.</figcaption> </figure> <h3>Treating paraphimosis</h3><p>If your child develops paraphimosis, take them to the doctor or an emergency department right away. Paraphimosis rarely requires surgery, but only a doctor should unretract the foreskin.</p><p>Before starting, the doctor will apply an anaesthetic cream. They may also prescribe pain medicine to relieve any discomfort. As the swelling reduces, the doctor will gently unretract the foreskin. Most children will need pain management or even sedation for this procedure.</p><h2>Phimosis</h2><p>A related condition, called phimosis, occurs when children are unable to retract the foreskin. In newborns, the foreskin is usually not retractable. As your child gets older, the foreskin will slowly become easier to retract. The foreskin is usually retractable by late childhood or early adulthood. Children who are not experiencing any discomfort or symptoms do not need to be seen by a doctor, even if they cannot fully retract their foreskin.</p><p>Sometimes, children are unable to retract their foreskin due to scarring from a previous infection, trauma or inflammation. In these cases, your child should see a doctor. </p><p>Your child should also see a doctor if they experience:</p><ul><li>irritation or bleeding at the tip of the foreskin</li><li>a ring of white scarring at the tip of the foreskin</li><li>severe ballooning of the foreskin when urinating, requiring pressure to push the urine out(If your child has ballooning of the foreskin while urinating that resolves on its own, they do not need to be seen by a doctor</li><li>recurrent foreskin infections that require antibiotic treatment</li></ul><p>For information on treating phimosis, please visit the Health A-Z page on <a href="/Article?contentid=889&language=English">Phimosis</a>.</p>foreskinhttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Paraphimosis_MED_ILL_EN.pngForeskin problemsFalse

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