Quick Answer: How can I ease the pain of my baby’s circumcision?

How do I relieve my baby’s circumcision pain?

​Key points

  1. ​Leave your infant’s dressing (lubricant gauze) on for 24 hours after the circumcision.
  2. While your child is healing, apply a petroleum-based ointment (such as Vaseline) to the end of the penis after every bath and with each diaper change.
  3. Give your child acetaminophen for pain as instructed.

How can I help my baby sleep after circumcision?

After the Procedure

It is common for your baby to be sleepy after circumcision. Be sure to wake him to eat if he sleeps longer than 2 to 3 hours since the last feeding. To soothe your baby after circumcision: Swaddle him and hold him close.

What helps a circumcision wound heal faster?

What do I do to recover quickly after MMC?

  • Avoid heavy work or exercise after MMC to allow the wound to heal.
  • Take good care of your wound.
  • Clean the penis twice a day with salt water.
  • Keep the penis clean and dry.
  • Do not pull or scratch the penis while it is healing.
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Do they give painkillers for circumcision?

For 3 or 4 days after your operation, it’s likely you’ll experience some discomfort and swelling around the head of your penis. Before leaving hospital, you’ll be given painkilling medication, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to help ease this.

What age is best for circumcision?

Circumcision at the age of 7 or 8 days is held as the ideal time for circumcision in many religions and cultural traditions.

What are babies given for pain during circumcision?

The most widely studied pharmacological intervention for pain management during circumcision is dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) by injected lidocaine (lignocaine).

Do babies feed more after circumcision?

Newborns who had their circumcisions done after 24 hours were more likely to be exclusively breastfeeding at hospital discharge and at the newborn and 2 week exams. Infants born via vaginal delivery had higher exclusive breastfeeding rates at discharge as compared to infants born via cesarean delivery.

How do I know when my baby’s circumcision is healed?

Most of the time it takes between 7 to 10 days for a penis to heal. At first the tip of the penis may appear slightly swollen and red and you may notice a small amount of blood on the diaper. You may also notice a slight yellow discharge or crust after a couple of days. This is a normal part of healing.

How often should I change diaper after circumcision?

Only use water, and be gentle. For the first day, the penis is covered with a gauze dressing, which you should replace with each diaper change. You can expect your baby to urinate within 12 hours of the circumcision. Clean the site with warm water and a cotton ball once or twice a day.

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What ointment is good after circumcision?

Place a quarter-sized amount of ointment, Aquaphor, petroleum jelly, A&D, or antibiotic (bacitracin, Neosporin, or generic), on the penis or in the diaper to keep the raw surface from sticking to the underpants or diaper. It is important to use this for 5 to 7 days.

What happens if you get erect after circumcision?

Erections might cause pain for a few days or nights after the circumcision. This pain usually goes away as the erection does. Erections will not harm the wound and may aid in healing, but the client should avoid sexual stimulation during this time.

What should you not do after circumcision?

Pat the cut (incision) dry. You may also take short baths if you wish. Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for 4 weeks or until your doctor says it is okay. You can return to work and normal activities, including driving, when you are comfortable doing them.