Foreskin care in children

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A step-by-step guide on caring for your infant's foreskin

Key points

  • Once the foreskin is able to retract naturally, it can be cleaned during routine bath time.
  • As your son gets older, encourage him to continue to care for his foreskin.
  • Proper care is part of healthy hygiene. It can also prevent foreskin problems.
  • If your son experiences discomfort while urinating, ballooning or redness of foreskin, talk to your doctor.
Last updated: June 21st 2012