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Baby acne

A common but harmless baby skin condition.

Symptoms:

  • Small white "milk spots" surrounded by red skin.
  • These spots may become more inflamed if your baby is hot. 

Seriousness:

Not at all serious.

Treatment:

The spots disappear on their own after a few weeks without treatment. 

Balanitis

An inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis. 

Symptoms:

  • Swelling of the glans and foreskin (in uncircumcised boys)
  • Pain or itching  and/or white discharge from the penis. 
  • The genital area may be red and moist. 

Seriousness:

  • Treat at home.
  • If it does not clear up within three days, see the doctor.
  • If it becomes very uncomfortable or recurring, circumcision may be necessary. 

Treatment:

Wash the penis and under the foreskin twice a day, but avoid using soap. 

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