The skin covering the tip of the penis, known as the foreskin, is surgically removed, revealing the tiny opening to the penis through which the newborn urinates. Circumcisions are performed by a wide range of medical professionals, including pediatricians, obstetricians, family medicine practitioners, and others. When circumcision is performed on a newborn, it is usually done soon after birth, while the baby is still in the hospital. But some parents always get on with this query of “Can we use Diapers after Circumcision?”, so This blog will cover your query at its best, Read till the end

Circumcision is performed in a variety of ways around the world, but all of them operate by cutting off blood flow to the foreskin just before it is surgically removed. The entire procedure is only approximately 10 minutes long from start to finish.

It’s critical to understand the best measures to follow in the days and weeks following a baby’s circumcision. Despite the fact that an anaesthetic chemical will be applied to the penis, it’s typical for the newborn to be agitated or uncomfortable after their circumcision.

Although the sight of the penis during the healing time can be disturbing for parents, it’s totally natural for the circumcision area to be inflamed or bruised as it heals.

How Long does it takes to heal a circumcision in an infant?

Circumcision will take some time to heal. The surgery is quick and straightforward, although there is a recovery period, as with most surgical operations. A few things to remember about the operation are listed below.

Circumcision is not done under general anaesthesia, therefore babies are awake and aware throughout the process. A numbing anaesthetic substance will be injected or given topically to the penis shortly before the procedure begins. This will temporarily numb the area, ensuring that the baby is not in any pain during the surgery. The pain and suffering produced by injury to the skin around the tip of the penis, like any other wound, will be disturbing to the infant while he recovers.

A nurse or a health care expert will explain what can be done to alleviate the baby’s suffering. Infant formula drugs are typically provided to alleviate discomfort and other symptoms. Regardless of these measures, the baby will normally take 7 to 10 days to fully heal from their circumcision.

Can we use Diapers after Circumcision?

Using a diaper after circumcision is a personal choice of the parents. Usually it is advised to not use diapers for some days. One can  start using them after 3 to 4 days of the surgery to avoid any kind of covereage, Pain or hinderance in healing procedure.

But even if someone uses a diaper. Then some things are to be kept in mind:

It’s critical to keep the area around circumcised newborns clean in order to avoid infection. Remove any traces of excrement from the penis at each diaper change and clean it with only soft, unscented soap and warm water. For the time being, air dry exclusively; this will decrease the chances of towels or other textiles irritating the area.

Keep the penis clean by cleaning it every time you change your diaper, and use this time to change the dressing on the wound. Close contact between the diaper and the healing penis may be uncomfortable for the infant, therefore fitting the diaper a little looser than usual until the area has recovered may help.

 The tip of the penis is usually covered with a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a bandage after the surgery. This will normally fall off as soon as the baby urinates, but it will protect the skin underneath till then. After that, dab a little petroleum jelly or antibiotic cream into the tip of the penis with each diaper change for five to seven days after the circumcision to keep the area clean and protected.

When to connect with a doctor?

After 7–10 days, the vast majority of babies heal without complications from circumcision. During this time, parents and caregivers should be on the lookout for any of the following symptoms:

  • Urination problems (in newborns this may result in fewer wet diapers than normal)
  • Fever
  • discharge with an unpleasant odour
  • The affected area becomes more reddened or swollen.
  • a lot of blood

If any of these symptoms appear, consult your doctor or other health care practitioner for guidance on how to proceed.

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