Balanoposthitis in a Toddler

Kimberly P. Toole; Catherine Frank


Urol Nurs. 2018;38(5):237-239. 

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In summary, balanprosthitis occurs more frequently in uncircumcised males. When parents opt not to circumcise their child, it is imperative for healthcare providers to teach parents proper care and hygiene of the uncircumcised penis to prevent infection or complications. Additionally, healthcare providers can assist older male patients in other ways to prevent balanprosthitis, such as weight reduction for males who are obese. It is also important for healthcare providers to discuss the pros and cons of circumcision with parents prenatally, if possible, while considering the family's cultural and religious beliefs.