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How long does it take for circumcision swelling to go down?
The swelling usually goes down within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. You can go back to work and your normal routine when you feel ready to. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace.
What helps a circumcision heal faster?
Put plenty of petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) on the circumcision area during each diaper change. This will prevent your baby’s penis from sticking to the diaper while it heals. Fasten your baby’s diapers loosely so that there is less pressure on the penis while it heals.
Why is my circumcision swollen?
In the initial days after circumcision, the skin around the penis may appear red and swollen. As healing takes place, redness will fade and swelling will subside. Likewise, any scar tissue that’s raised or bumpy in the first days and weeks after the surgery should shrink.
Does salt water help after circumcision?
This is usually done two or three days after the operation. To remove the bandage, the penis should be soaked in the bath with lukewarm water and a few handfuls of salt or Epsom Salts to promote healing (DO NOT add any antiseptic to the bath because this will slow down healing).
What to do about swelling?
- Rest and protect a sore area.
- Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying ice and any time you are sitting or lying down.
- Avoid sitting or standing without moving for prolonged periods of time.
- A low-sodium diet may help reduce swelling.
How do you put Vaseline on a circumcision?
Even after the dressing is no longer needed, you should put a dab of petroleum jelly on the penis or on the front of the diaper for 3 to 5 days. This can help avoid discomfort from rubbing and sticking to the diaper. It usually takes between 7 to 10 days for a circumcised penis to heal from the procedure.
Is swelling normal after circumcision?
The penis normally becomes swollen after surgery. The swelling is usually greatest between the line of the circumcision and the ridge of the head of the penis. This skin has a different color and is usually pink. The swelling gets worse for the first few days after surgery and then slowly resolves.
How long do you have to put Vaseline on circumcision?
How much swelling is normal after circumcision?
Most of the swelling will be gone within a month but it takes up to 6 months for all of the swelling to go away. The head is often raw when the foreskin is pulled back for the circumcision. A yellow-whitish film may develop on the head of the penis in the first few days after surgery.
How do you take care of swelling?
How long is circumcision recovery?
Recovery from adult circumcision typically takes two to three weeks. You may need to request a week off from work. Some people will not be able to return to normal activities for longer.