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How can I tell if my sons circumsision(sp) is healed?

Its been 5 days since he got it done and it looks pretty normal, but I cant tell if its healed all the way, I'm new at being a mother to a boy:)

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Asked by SabrenaLeigh at 9:37 AM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ask your Pediatrician or the Doctor who performed it.
    Don't you have a followup scheduled?
    Every child is different in this procedure and healing.

    Answer by JOCKEYP2PMOM at 9:45 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I'm a mother of twin boys born November 2009 & I know the feeling,
    I kept putting Vaseline around the area for about two weeks.. to just be sure... so there was no infections...

    Answer by MotherOfTWINS09 at 9:46 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • it just will. No one's ever had it not heal

    Answer by Zoeyis at 9:51 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Make sure you pull the skin back during ever diaper change once its healed bc the skin will readhere to the head. And its awful at childrens the applied local and just ripped the skin back

    Answer by Kre10 at 11:02 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • i'm not quite sure the experience of the previous poster, but my ds's ped said specifically not to pull on anything!! let it heal. all i did to my now 11m old son was change him with vaseline and kept him as comfortable as i could. he's doing great and it healed great. they told me to stop the vaseline after about a week. because after that it's really not doing much. but hey, who could say that 2 weeks is hurting anyone?

    Answer by Marri357 at 1:49 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

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