Garrett's House is dedicated to the support, advice, and education of a genetic skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB for short. Currently there is no cure or effective treatment for EB. Please take a moment to learn about EB, and how you can support others who struggle with EB everyday. Garrett's House also honors the memory of those who lost their brave fight against EB. Please check out the Garden of Angel to learn more about the precious butterfly angels.

April 26, 2010

Circumcision and EB

As the EB Nurse web site states:

"Circumcision is frequently an area of concern for families when their son has an EB diagnosis.

If the parents were planning to have their son circumcised, the fact that he has EB should not change the decision. The NEBR (National EB Registry) data suggests that,
within the study population, circumcision was preformed within all subtypes of EB and none of these study participants reported excessively poor or delayed healing."

Personal experience:  we had Joey circumcised when he was 2 days old and he had no problems with the procedure or any complications afterward and healed with a normal amount of time compared to babies without EB. 

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