Childhood illnesses: B
Understand childhood illnesses and know what to do when they occur.
A common but harmless baby skin condition.
- Small white "milk spots" surrounded by red skin.
- These spots may become more inflamed if your baby is hot.
Not at all serious.
The spots disappear on their own after a few weeks without treatment.
An inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis.
- 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.
- 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.
Wash the penis and under the foreskin twice a day, but avoid using soap.