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My 1 year old grandson's penis is swollen and very

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My 1 year old grandson's penis is swollen and very sensitive. It was quite red just below the head, I thought it was diaper rash and treated it as such. Most of the red is gone. And he is circumcised.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
Redness of penis with swelling and sensitivity can be from inflammation or infection of the skin of the penis.
It can be due to a bacterial or fungal infection.
If the other area of the skin is red, it can be diaper rash.
Allergy to soap, lotion can cause it.
Neosporin cream can help in mild bacterial infection.
In mild cases, it would subside with those measures.
Lamisil cream can help in fungal infection.
If you notice the swelling, redness is increasing, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish his healthy life.