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Circumcision Not Recommended

If an infant develops a reddened foreskin, it might be from a number of reasons:

Infection. Cutting through the infected tissue to remove it is dangerous. Conservative antibiotic treatments should be considered before amputation.

Ammoniacal dermatitis. The skin is irritated by ammonia produced by a bacterium in the feces. Typically, diapers are treated with an antiseptic to cure the condition.

Yeast overgrowth. Antibiotics, bubble baths, soaps, shampoos, chlorinated swimming pools or hot tubs, can cause yeast overgrowth, which can be easily treated by removing the irritant and washing in warm water only. Applying liquid acidophilus culture to the outer foreskin, six times a day for three days, will help return the tissue to health. See Soap Allergy.

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