First aid Helpful articles How to file a complaint Supporting documents. American health care professionals are often not well trained or familiar with the normal, intact penis, which can lead to inappropriate and even harmful care or advice. Though the possible consequences of premature, forcible foreskin retraction PFFR can be serious, most boys recover without a problem, although they have lost a protective membrane and may be at risk for some complications. We are available by phone for first-aid advice in the immediate aftermath of an incident of PFFR. Our telephone is , Pacific Time or even later , 7 days a week.
Foreskin Care Questions | Roanoke, VA | Physicians to Children
Skip to content. The penis, the outer reproductive organ of the male, consists of two parts — the shaft and the head called the glans. All boys are born with a foreskin, a layer of skin that covers the shaft and the glans. Some boys are circumcised , and the skin covering the glans is removed. Other boys are not circumcised, leaving skin that covers the tip of the penis. In an uncircumcised boy, the foreskin will gradually begin to separate from the glans of the penis.
Wrongful Foreskin Retraction
It is important to look after your child's penis and foreskin to keep it healthy and prevent redness, pain and infection. The foreskin is the loose skin covering the head glans of the penis. The foreskin cannot be retracted pulled back from the head of the penis in most newborns, but over time the foreskin separates and is able to be retracted. Most young boys will frequently touch or play with their penis. This is a normal part of their development and how they learn about their body.
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