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What to do about infected umbilical cord stump?

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Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Call your doctor!!!: This can be a life threatening infection called omphalitis so it is important to call you doctor right away. If you baby has fever and is less than a month, you should visit an Emergency Room experienced in the care of children.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you handle the umbilical cord stump?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Keep clean: Clean it gently every time you change the diaper, & keep it dry. Eventually it will dry up & fall off.

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