Intact penis care (1312)

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The intact penis

Children born with a penis have a natural fold of skin that covers the glans (head) of the penis. It is called the foreskin. This is a useful part of the body. The foreskin protects the glans from poop, pee, rubbing, and dryness. It also has important sexual functions. The intact (not circumcised) penis needs no special care. Good hygiene is easy.

How do you clean an intact penis? 

Other helpful information.

A whitish mix of skin and oil, called smegma, can form under the foreskin. It is harmless and can be left alone or wiped away. 

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Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.