Child (Plastibell) Aftercare
- Your son will go home with a Plastibell ring surrounding, and partially covering the area.
- It will remain until removed in one (1) week by the doctor
- Once discharged from our office, your son will be restricted to rest immediately after his procedure and gradually increase activity over the next few days
- Bruising and swelling is completely normal. It’s due to the administration of the local anesthesia. It usually takes 7-10 days to fade away
- He should not ride a riding toy/bike for 1 week. Avoid swimming pools until healing is complete.
Your son has been prescribed pain medications by our physician. A medication list with doses and times will be provided to you. Please follow the times as directed. He will be prescribed an antibiotic for 7 days. Please follow printed directions.
Both Children’s Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Children’s Motrin (ibuprofen) can be purchased over-the- counter and don’t require a prescription.
- Small spots of blood on his underwear can occur and are normal.
- Immediately contact our office if you notice continuous bleeding.
Cleaning the area:
- No bath or shower is allowed until the Plastibel ring is removed by the doctor.
- You may use a washcloth to gently clean the area as well as general body cleaning (sponge baths)
- You may apply Neosporin ointment to the area as directed by our physician.
Removal of the Plastibel:
Discontinue the antibiotic ointment.
Resume normal bathing/showers but otherwise, keep the area dry since this will speed the healing process.
Most frequently asked questions/concerns:
- I think my son has a blister on the area: You will notice a yellow or gray bubble (scar) which is caused by a medication (silver nitrate) which we use in the procedure room to minimize bleeding. This scar will become dry, hard and black, then will fall off by itself (similar to the belly button) within 2 weeks.
- Why does it look infected?
It is normal if the area turns yellow. This does not mean infection. This will clear up within days as healing progresses.
Emergency phone number: (310) 897-5056
Call our office immediately if:
- Your son is bleeding continuously.
- His temperature is 101͑ or greater
- Swelling increases after 3 days.
- You notice foul smelling discharge.
He is experiencing severe pain