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Swollen, red penis...Should I call NHS direct?

(6 Posts)
Chunkamatic Sat 27-Mar-10 19:28:39

DS (25mths) has developed a swollen, red penis which i'm assuming is an infection.

He's OK in himself but is obviously giving him some discomfort when he bends etc.

Question is should I call NHS direct or will it wait till monday? I know it doesn't seem urgnt but i really don't want it to get worse.

BelleDeChocolateFluffyBunny Sat 27-Mar-10 19:29:47

Don't leave it until Monday, it will be painful for him. Give him some ibuprofen and get him seen by the out of hours.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 27-Mar-10 19:31:49

probably balanitis and he'll need anti biotics

v v painful

do you have an ooh service or local a and e, go tonight

jabberwocky Sat 27-Mar-10 19:33:33

Ds1 had balanitis recently. Take him in. It will resolve quickly once he's on the meds.

PixieOnaLeaf Sat 27-Mar-10 19:39:39

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Chunkamatic Sat 27-Mar-10 20:02:13

Thanks everyone, am waiting for call back from out of hours service now.

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