Immediately after the procedure, you can give your son a bath when you get home. After the bath, let him dry off and avoid putting on a nappy. Once dry, apply some betadine ointment (not liquid), and do this two-three times a day as a precaution from infection. The Betadine ointment also reduces the amount of rubbing between the head of the penis and the attached string.
Check for bleeding. If any bleeding is observed within the first 24 hours, please call the clinic immediately.
Parents may notice that the child’s penis may be mildly inflamed a day or two before the bell falls off. This is the normal healing process. The bell is expected to fall off within 2 weeks after the procedure and your child is checked by the doctor every week until the bell has fallen off.
Through the use of EMLA anaesthetic cream and the plastibell device, pain is greatly minimized. Click here for more information.
While it is correct that many circumcisions are performed as a religious act, it is not limited as such. Circumcision is also commonly performed for cultural reasons, such as in African and Middle Eastern cultures where it is performed to signify a boy’s passage into adulthood. Circumcisions are also performed for health and hygeine reasons.
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