Penile Hygiene
Dr Ira Shah
B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai
First Created: 08/12/2000  Last Updated: 08/12/2000

Patient Education

There is the appearance of a waxy, lubricant; oily substance called the between the foreskin and the glans of the penis. It consists of natural secretions and shed skin cells. This smegma is usually produced during puberty and provides a natural lubricant between the foreskin and glands.

The foreskin in the child is usually not retractable and is retractable by mid - teenage. Thus in a child, while cleaning the penis, the foreskin should never be retracted. Only wash away whatever is external and readily visible.


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