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hi, i just noticed my son keeps scratching his penis. i took

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hi, i just noticed my son keeps scratching his penis. i took a look at it and saw its kinda dry skinned. i just applied little baby oil there to know if it will relieve him. is that ok? or should i be worried?

Dr. SS :

Greetings,

Dr. SS :

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Dr. SS :

I am Dr. SS. I will try my best to help you.

Dr. SS :

Is there any redness?

Customer:

no redness

Customer:

well i dont see any though

Customer:

hi

Dr. SS :

How is his urine frequency?

Customer:

its not so abnormal

Dr. SS :

Dryness of skin can cause itching.

Customer:

its rather cold now so......

Customer:

ok

Dr. SS :

Sometimes fugal infection can be there.

Dr. SS :

Urinary infection can also cause the child to pull or scratch the penis.

Customer:

even the penis tip is dry

Dr. SS :

You can apply baby oil.

Customer:

but how can he get that! urinary infectin

Dr. SS :

It would not harm.

Dr. SS :

Urinary infection can occur without any apparent reason.

Customer:

he fiddles with his penis alot is that normal?

Customer:

like it amuses him

Dr. SS :

It is often ascending infection from stool contamination.

Dr. SS :

Children often do it.

Dr. SS :

You just observe it.

Dr. SS :

Please do not show any concern about this habit.

Dr. SS :

Just tell not to do it.

Dr. SS :

As there is no rash, redness you need not to worry at this moment.

Customer:

ok

Dr. SS :

If you notice any redness or excessive frequency of urine, please get him checked by doctor.

Customer:

whew!

Customer:

ok

Customer:

thanks alot

Dr. SS :

You are always welcome.

Dr. SS :

If you need any other help, please let me know.

Customer:

have a good day.

Customer:

sure i will

Dr. SS :

Wish his healthy life.

Customer:

thanx

Dr. SS :

Best wishes.

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