3 years

Red penis and scrotum in toddler

18 month old boy. Penis and scrotum looks red. No redness anywhere else. Scrotum constantly tight. Sensitive to touch and water. No pain when peeing. Only painful when in contact with water or diapers/pants, ie no pain when he is running around if not wearing anything. Just pooped (watery). Suspect that poop was acidic or that the disposable diapers was abrasive. Any need to worry? What can i do/apply to ease the pain? Especially since i need to let him wear something to sleep. How long before he heals?

Greetings! Thank you for your questions.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your child’s symptoms. From your complaints, your child’s conditions might have multifactorial causes such as:

  • Skin irritants
  • Diaper rash
  • Contact allergy

Seek a doctor now if your child looks very sick or has the following symptoms:

  • Scrotum is painful or swollen
  • Scrotum changes to a blue or red color
  • Severe pain
  • Swollen foreskin (child not circumcised)
  • Pain or burning when passing urine and fever
  • You think your child needs to be seen, and the problem is urgent

Boost your children’s immunity and let them explore.

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor for full examination. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Give your little ones the medical attention they need. Speak to a pediatrician to discuss your child’s health problems.


Do you know that your immune system plays role in the effectiveness of vaccines?

Prevention is better than cure. Is My Body Ready to Fight Infection? Find Out in only 5 short minutes!

Health Forum

Explore health related questions.