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Is son's eczema after circumcision caused by synthetic diape

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My son is 7mo old and he keeps pulling at his diaper area, when we change him he pulls really hard on his private area. The area where his circumcision was has been very red for a few days. We have tried putting Zinc on the area but it seems to only temporarily help the problem. This area healed great after he was born, and we didn't know if the hot temperatures is just causing the area to sweat and become irritated or if this is some other problem. We didn't know if it would be safe to use his eczema med in this area. Thank you for any help you can offer


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replied August 20th, 2007
Caring for Your Newborn Answer A3217
Eczema in your son's private area is probably due to the contact with the synthetic diapers. Synthetic diapers are the common cause for contact dermatitis (eczema) in the private area. Eczema can make the circumcision-healing more difficult. Corticosteroid lotion can help but most effective treatment is to avoid the irritating substance (synthetic diapers in this case). You can try using some natural (cotton) diapers in the meantime and/or consult a dermatologist about the problem.



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