What do I do if my son is circumcised?

Clean the circumcision site gently with plain water, and then apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment (usually supplied by the hospital) or petroleum jelly with each diaper change. Continue this for 2 to 3 days after the procedure and keep the diaper loose until the area is healed. It is normal for the circumcised area to have a slight amount of bleeding for several hours after the circumcision. If the bleeding continues after you get home, you should call your physician. Some yellow scabs may form around the penis, stay for about one week and should not be removed. This is a normal part of the healing process.


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