Newborn Circumcision Care
A trained healthcare provider can perform a baby circumcision at home or in a hospital. They can
use one of three types of plastic rings or clamps. A trained professional called a “mohel”
removes the penis head and foreskin. The doctor then applies ointment, wraps the penis with
gauze, and then closes the wound. The entire circumcision process usually takes around ten
minutes. The procedure can take up to several hours if performed in a hospital.
A petroleum jelly or bandage will be applied immediately after circumcision. The bandage will be
removed when the child urinates. However, it will temporarily protect the area. If the babysitter
has to change the diaper, they can use petroleum jelly to prevent infection. Apply petroleum jelly
or antibiotic cream to the area to prevent infection if the baby doesnâ€TMt urinate within a few
hours. If the babysitter is not available for several hours, contact the pediatrician.
Before performing circumcision surgery, anesthesiologists administer medication. The
medication helps to relax the patient, and prevents any reactions to the anesthesia. Most people
go home the same day. Some people may need to take a week off work, and may not be able
return to work. Some men may not be able to resume sexual activity immediately after their
circumcision. This is dependent on the individual. In general, it takes about ten days for the
penis to heal completely. It is recommended that you take approximately a week off from work
after a routine circumcision. If the operation was minimal, you can drive.
Most likely, the incision site will have blood-tinged draining. This will show up on the babyâ€TMs
diaper. This drainage should always be cleaned with warm, soapy water at least twice daily. This
will prevent any crusting and keep your incision clean. Avoid using petroleum jelly or alcohol on
the incisions. These products can irritate the skin. This should be reported to your doctor
Delay the circumcision if the baby is too young or has a penis defect. Premature babies are
usually not circumcised until they are older. However, babies with bleeding disorders may wait
until they are older. Your doctor can provide you with more information about the procedure if
you have any concerns. Your doctor will be able to provide safe circumcisions at your home or in
a hospital. This procedure is safe and can help your child grow sexually.
It is important to clean the foreskin after the procedure. As the foreskin separates from the glans,
it will eventually retract toward the belly. To reduce scarring and minimize the risk, you should
wash the skin every day. It’s important to keep the area free from soap, which can irritate the
skin. The area should be dried thoroughly after you have finished washing it.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a general anesthetic be administered to
newborns before they undergo circumcision. The procedure is performed in a hospital. The
doctor will sedate the newborn and restrain him with a restraining belt. Before injecting
anesthetic the doctor will wipe down the penis area with antiseptic. Your child may also be given
acetaminophen to ease his pain.
While most circumcisions are performed without any complications, some issues can arise. Most
of the complications are minor, such mild bleeding. Some circumcisions can cause painful or
uncomfortably bleeding. The doctor will discuss ways to reduce the discomfort. There is also the
possibility of infection. Infection in the area can occur, and it’s easy to treat if caught early
enough. To avoid further bleeding and infection, make sure you follow-up with your doctor.
Some parents find it difficult to decide whether to circumcise their child. One parent may be
worried about the appearance of her son’s penis while another mother may be concerned about
the cost. Other parents may be fine with the decision, if it is part their religion or cultural beliefs.
A circumcised baby is more likely not to have fears and may feel more at ease following the
Make sure you have all the information you need and the instructions if you plan on circumcising
your baby. Newborns are usually circumcised while they’re still in the hospital. The consent form
will need to be signed and an address provided. Expect your baby to be in pain for several hour
after the procedure and will need lots of cuddling. You should prepare your baby as soon
A trained healthcare provider can perform a baby circumcision at home or in a hospital. They can use one of three types of plastic rings or clamps. A trained professional called a “mohel” removes the penis head and foreskin. The doctor then applies ointment, wraps the penis with gauze, and then closes the wound. The…