A 31-year-old female asked:
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how do i know if my childs belly button is infected after the stomp has fallen off?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Belly button: Check for redness, discharge or swelling.
Answered on Jul 7, 2013
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Dr. Raja Abusharr
20 years experience Family Medicine
Omphalitis: Signs of infection in a recently separated umbilical stump (omphalitis) would be (1) foul odor (2) purulent discharge (3) redness around the skin (4) warmth to the area, greater than surrounding skin (5) bleeding possible (6) infant sick with fever. Its rare, less than 1% and occurs within the first week of life. If in doubt let your pediatrician or family physician check it.
Answered on Jul 16, 2013
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