A 32-year-old member asked:
What to do about infected umbilical cord stump?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 24, 2014
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