How to care for the intact
Are you a parent of an intact son? Please ask any questions you might have about the proper care of an intact penis or leave feed back to help other parents properly care for their sons.
12/12/2011 07:30:48 am
I left my baby intact :) how do I protect him from infection now?
12/12/2011 08:13:35 am
You do not need to do anything! Just remember to NOT retract the foreskin. It will separate on its own. just wash him with water in the bath and don't worry. nature has designed our bodies to be self cleaning.
12/12/2011 12:54:53 pm
Jessie, the intact penis requires no extra care. Just wipe what you see. Urine is sterile, it is very unlikely that your son will get an infection. Do not ever retract him or try to clean under his foreskin, that's not necessary and causes more harm than good.
12/12/2011 01:14:18 pm
Jessie, one of the most important ways to prevent any infection is good diet. You really don't have to do anything that you wouldn't do for any other child. Just remember never to let anyone else retract the foreskin either, even a doctor, not even a tiny bit.
12/12/2011 01:27:52 pm
Just like girls, avoid bubble baths. Otherwise, the intact penis cares for itself. As previously mentioned, absolutely do not retract and make sure ALL your caregivers know this. The foreskin will separate from the glans on its own YEARS from birth. Forced retraction is the cause of almost all "intact" related problems. Wipe it like a finger - only clean what is seen.
12/12/2011 11:32:38 pm
We take bubble baths all the time...is it that big a risk for infection for my intact son...and my daughter?
12/13/2011 03:05:30 am
Wow, I was going to send you to this link... http://www.babycenter.com/408_when-can-my-baby-take-a-bubble-bath_1368474.bc
12/13/2011 06:59:46 am
The inner foreskin mucosa is just like the mouth and vagina. So best not to use soap there. You wouldn't wash out a vagina. The foreskin maintains a balanced pH for health and fast healing. Soaps can wreck the balance which CAN result in irritation. or sores. Bubble bath is the worst. If soap must be used on the inner foreskin, then better to use a pH balanced soap.
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