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Question: 5 yr old has lesion on penis b/w shaft and head from lint


 dsmom - Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:42 pm

There was some underwear lint wrapped around/under the head of my 5 year olds penis and when he went to urinate, his penis elongated and made what looked like an open sore right underneath the bottom of the head on the shaft area. When he is not urinating, his penis minimizes and seems to start to heal but then the process starts all over the next trip to the bathroom.

We were able to get the wrapped lint off after placing him in the bathtub but what should be done about the sore? I do not want to put anything on it that may irritate or sting the area.

Please help!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:32 pm

User avatar Hello,
This should heal on its own. Just use caution not to traumatize the tissue further. Keeping it clean and notifying a doctor if you see any signs of infection, oozing, bleeding or pain.

Best wishes.

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