- What You Should Know About Pain When Passing Urine:
- In boys, pain when passing urine is not common.
- Most of them need a urine sample tested for a bladder infection.
- Here is some care advice that should help, until you talk with your doctor.
- Do Not Use Soaps - Young Boys Only:
- Do not use bubble bath, soap and shampoo in the bath water. They can cause the penis opening to be red and sore.
- Only use warm water to cleanse the head of the penis.
- After puberty, soap can be used.
- Fluids - Offer More:
- Give extra fluids to drink.
- Reason: Dilutes the urine so that it does not sting.
- Pain Medicine:
- For pain when passing urine, give a pain medicine.
- You can use an acetaminophen product (such as Tylenol).
- Another choice is an ibuprofen product (such as Advil).
- Use as needed.
- Return to School:
- Even if your child has a bladder infection, it cannot be spread to others.
- Your child does not need to miss any school or child care.
- What to Expect:
- If soap is the cause, the pain should go away within 24 hours.
- Itching or skin redness may last 2 days.
- Call Your Doctor If:
- Pain when passing urine becomes severe
- Fever occurs
- You think your child needs to be seen
- Your child becomes worse
And remember, contact your doctor if your child develops any of the 'Call Your Doctor' symptoms.