My son had his 9 month well-child check the other day. He is very healthy and his growth chart is looking great! He is 95th percentile for height! However, there was one thing we had to address; his circumcision. For some reason, he has formed penile adhesions where the skin has grown back together. I hadn’t really noticed it, but my husband definitely did, and the doctor confirmed as well.
Luckily, there seems to be a fairly easy solution. Apparently a simple application of a low dose steroid cream to the adhesions may be the cure. All I have to do is apply it twice a day for a month, and according to our doctor, this almost always fixes the problem. If not, my son will probably have to have surgery, so I am hoping it works!
With that said, after only 5 days of usage, I can already see the skin on the adhesions thinning out. Can it really be working this fast? I’m feeling optimistic that the cream will work completely and that surgery won’t be necessary.
If you’re concerned your baby may have penile adhesions, make sure you bring it up to the pediatrician at the next visit. They may be able to prescribe a steroid cream and avoid surgery. But whatever you do, don’t go purchase a steroid cream and use it on your baby without talking with your pediatrician first.
I’ll keep you posted!
Do you have a baby that has/had penile adhesions? What worked for you?
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