Phimosis is a condition in which the skin can't be retracted (pulled back) A tight skin is common in baby boys but it usually stops being a problem by the age of 3. Physiologic phimosis is the normal condition in which children are born with tight skin, and separation occurs during late childhood and early adolescence. CAUSES-
Physiologic phimosis is present at birth and resolves without intervention. Pathologic phimosis is caused by scarring, infection and underlying medical risk factors.
The inability of the skin to retract can lead to difficulty cleaning of the area which can cause infection. Other symptoms include: Pain
The first choice of treatment is usually a steroid ointment that is locally applied. This treatment has shown a success rate of over 70%. The ointment softens the skin and is applied for 4 to 6 weeks. Once full retraction is possible the ointment is discontinued. If the steroid treatment is not successful, surgery might be beneficial. This depends on the underlying symptoms.
DONOT NEGLECT CLEANING OF BOYS. CONTACT DR MONEY GUPTA, CHILD UROLOGIST FOR BABY BOY CARE AT NIMBUS CHILD CLINIC MOHALI