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Doctor insights on: What Happens If A Piece Of A Babys Umbelical Cord Doesmt Come Out

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When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

1 weeks: The umbilical cord usually falls off in the first 7-10 days. May take up to two weeks. If you were told to clean with alcohol, then do so once a day. Cleaning every diaper change with alcohol keeps it too clean and delays falling off.Once it falls off it will stink for a week or so. Then you can clean every change with alcohol. ...Read more

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Will arnica help heal an infant with a umbilical hernia?

Will arnica help heal an infant with a umbilical hernia?

No need: Approximately 90% of infant umbilical hernias will close by themselves by age 4-5 without any treatment. It is of course impossible to predict if the baby is in the 90 or 10 percent group, but time will tell. This is the only clinical scenario known where a hernia can heal without a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Can you use arnica to help heal a infant with an umbilical hernia?

Can you use arnica to help heal a infant with an umbilical hernia?

No need: Approximately 90% of infant umbilical hernias will close by themselves by age 4-5 without any treatment. It is of course impossible to predict if the baby is in the 90 or 10 percent group, but time will tell. This is the only clinical scenario known where a hernia can heal without a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as the stretches? Babies getting it, held by someone on their period, umbilical cord still on?

Is there a such thing as the stretches? Babies getting it, held by someone on their period, umbilical cord still on?

No there is no probl: There is no thing like that.If some one is having periods it does not make them any different than others.They can hold the baby without any problem.It may be a superstition by some. ...Read more

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My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more

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What do you do for a herniated umbilical cord in a baby? Why does it happen in the first place?

What do you do for a herniated umbilical cord in a baby?  Why does it happen in the first place?

Confusing question: If your ? Is about a umbilical hernia in an infant, the response depends somewhat on the size & age of the infant. They are common & most self heal as the child's abdominal muscles become stronger with age. By 1-2 yrs most have disappeared. Those that are very large or tend to trap intestinal contents may need to be fixed, but most will wait to see if the improve with age. ...Read more

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How do I clean my baby's umbilical cord?

How do I clean my baby's umbilical cord?

Depends: Some institutions use triple dye (purple) on the cord in an effort to avoid germs. This leatherizes the stump and makes separation take longer. Occasional cleaning may be needed to remove grime and thin soapy water or alcohol are fine. If the cord is allowed to air dry, occasional alcohol wipedowns accelerate drying. Bleeding at the base is common as the stump separates.Treat like you would a cut. ...Read more

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What should you do if your babys umbilical cord falls off one week sooner ?

What should you do if your babys umbilical cord falls off one week sooner ?

Enjoy : There are some forms of treatment that can prolong cord stump attachment (triple dye).I use rubbing alcohol and expect stump separation in the first week. ...Read more

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