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My son who is 5 years old got circumcised it been over a

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My son who is 5 years old got circumcised it been over a week now but the bandage has not came off what can I use to get it off I was told it would fall off in 3 days but it has not fallen off yet what can I do its still real tender
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Hello

I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

Don't worry. This can be due to the gum/adhesive tightly sticking to the area

You can just try to remove it slowly by putting vaseline/warm water and olive oil

Don't be in hurry. It will come out while taking bath

Bathe him twice a day

Just remove the edges a little [very little] and put more vaseline/olive oil and warm water. It should fall off soon

This is a common problem. Don't worry, he will be fine

Try this way for 2 days. It it is very tight, go to the doctor's clinic.

Hope this helps

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'VE DONE ALL THAT THAT DOESNT HELP
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Have you tried warm olive oil [not hot, little warm]?

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Also try to apply vaseline liberally in more quantities and leave it like that

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Actually the guaze piece has to be removed 2 hrs after the surgery and a fresh one reapplied after 2 hrs with lubrication. Has it been done?

From when have you been applying warm water and vaseline?

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Continue to apply the petroleum jelly till the bandage comes out. It will sure come out, don't worry, Give it some time

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Don't apply soap water

Dry the are with clean towel

Apply large amounts of vaseline/petroleum jelly for 20 minutes.

Wipe with warm water. Reapply petroleum jelly after 20 minutes.

This will definitely remove the bandage

Hope this helps

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