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Penis and foreskin care

It is important to look after your child's penis and foreskin to keep it healthy and prevent redness, pain and infection. The foreskin is the loose skin covering the head (glans) of the penis. The foreskin cannot be retracted (pulled back from the head of the penis) in most newborns, but over time the foreskin separates and is able to be retracted.
Target audience:
Parents or carers
Last reviewed:
November 2023
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