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12 year old boy has pain when urinating. The skin on the tip

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12 year old boy has pain when urinating. The skin on the tip of the penis is sore, red, dry and stings. He doesn't want to go to the dr!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 6 years ago.
If the tip of his penis (urethral meatus) is sore then it is probably just pain from the urine passing through the irritated area. I would get a hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy and have him apply it to the area, even inside the opening, a couple of times a day for 2-3 days to see if it stops it. If not, then he needs a urine analysis to be sure he does not have an infection, though they are not common in boys. If this were about a girl I would send you to her doctor, but in his case you can just try the above advice first and I bet it clears up quickly.
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Category: Pediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 4437
Experience: 33 years of experience as a general pediatrician in private practice and in pediatric urgent care.
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