Content Nowadays, there are more and more diseases in children, which are beyond prevention. We should detect and treat them early, otherwise the harm to children will become greater and greater. Like phimosis in children, it can have a significant impact on children. Normal phimosis does not affect children's development. However, phimosis that does not disappear after a period of time can affect the normal development of children's sexual organs, and it naturally requires some necessary treatment. The following is an introduction to the types of phimosis and what to do when suffering from malignant phimosis in children to help you understand the disease.
Phimosis refers to the fact that the opening of the foreskin is too small to allow the foreskin to turn up and reveal the penis head; "Long foreskin means that the foreskin covers all of the penis, while the foreskin opening is not small and can be turned up to reveal the penis.".
Types of phimosis in children
1. Congenital adhesion type: The penis is completely covered by the foreskin, and the inner skin of the foreskin adheres to the glans, which has a significant impact on sexual life. The main reason is that the glans cannot contact the vagina directly, and patients cannot experience sexual pleasure, which prevents them from completing normal sexual life. This condition is serious and should be removed surgically.
2. "Encapsulation of the foreskin: It is difficult to turn the foreskin back, but the opening of the foreskin is relatively tight. When forced to turn back, the narrow opening of the foreskin can become stuck on the glans and cannot be restored. The patient may experience heartrending pain, congestion, edema, and even necrosis of the penis, which is often referred to as incarceration of the foreskin.".
3. Half wrapped type: The glans is only exposed for 1/2 of the day. Although the glans can remain dry, if the foreskin opening is too narrow, the glans becomes congested and swollen when the penis is erect, and cannot pass through the narrow foreskin opening, resulting in severe pain due to excessive pulling of the foreskin. Even if it passes through the foreskin opening, the narrow foreskin opening is inflated by the enlarged glans, causing tearing like pain.
4. Full coverage type: The foreskin covers the entire penis, but can be turned back to expose the glans, and the foreskin can be repositioned. This is more common, and patients who do not have significant citrus will ignore treatment. "The all-inclusive type is most likely to cause balanitis and urethrostomitis. If the inflammation is not treated promptly, it spreads deep to cause prostatitis, vas deferens obstruction, etc., which is more harmful than the semi-inclusive type.".
What to do with phimosis in children
Daily care: After a child has phimosis, parents must pay attention to maintaining the hygiene of the penis, and often clean the dirt accumulated in the glans foreskin. "If there is inflammation (redness or swelling) at the foreskin opening, anti-inflammatory drugs or hot compresses can be used first. If the inflammation subsides and urination improves, surgical treatment may not be needed temporarily. If you still feel difficulty urinating or have foreskin incarceration, you should go to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible.".
Surgical treatment: Generally speaking, children with phimosis can be treated surgically after the age of three or four. If inflammatory infection ascends to the urinary system, the harm is even greater.
To sum up, the harm of phimosis in children is still great, and the types are diverse, so it is also easy to be ignored by adults. "Because children still don't know how to express themselves, parents should pay more attention to taking them to the hospital for examination if there is any abnormality.".
When we discover the phenomenon of phimosis in children, we should choose the best nursing methods for phimosis in children, and what to do with it. After listening to the above introduction, I believe you have gained more understanding. If phimosis is is not treated in a timely manner, the penis head will be locked tightly by the foreskin for a long time, resulting in poor development of the penis after puberty, and also affecting sexual life.