The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

I am a 26 year old man that is uncircumcised.  I have a red tear, scratch, or what looks like the skin is row (red). It hurts when I push my foreskin to clean it.  What do you think it is?

Miller


Answer

You didn't say where the tear is at or how it came to be, but redness around a wound, especially when it is accompanied by pain, is an indication that an infection has set in. It would be best to have a doctor take a look at it. If for some reason that is not practical immediately, you can try an antibiotic ointment on the wound for several days (applying at least twice a day). If it doesn't improve, however, you need to see a doctor about it.