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What To Do When Umbilical Cord Falls 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything comfortable: There are no specific clothing recommendations for dressing a newborn with an attached cord stump, but choosing items that are less likely to catch or snag the drying stump would be ideal. ...Read more
If the baby: Is injured please seek medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Clean and observe: The cord stump will usually separate at a week or so after birth. There is often some bleeding initially, and the area can ooze serum like debris. Cleaning the area with thin soapy water and treating the site with rubbing alcohol to promote drying will often speed the healing.Treat it as you would any scratch, by keeping it clean and using the alcohol.The area should stop oozing within a day or 2. ...Read more
No: The umbilical cord does not hurt when it is clamped and cut. It has no nerves. ...Read more
When should the umbilical cord stump fall off? My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached. I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.
Separate compartment: The fetus is located in a separate part of the body,surrounded by the fetal membranes and accessible only from the bloodstream.The baby's placenta draws nutrition from the bloodstream which also removes any of it's waste.If you barf, it is material from the stomach that never made it into your system.If you barf too much you can become dehydrated and place baby at some risk, but it takes a while ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do after tongue tie release? It hurts alot, when will the pain cease, and will the stitches leave themself? What drinks are ok?
Tongue tie: Unfortunately, any surgery in the mouth is going to hurt quite a bit. The pain that you have now shouldn't be as bad as after tonsillectomy, but it will hurt. Healing is usually pretty quick, usually just a few days because the frenulum is a very thin delicate membrane underneath the tongue. Stituches usually dissolve, but you might ask your surgeon. Avoid carbonation, caffeine, citrus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can't surgeons separate c2 And c3 verterbrea. What if the verterbrea is pressing on the spinal cord or nerve. Is they going to leave it like that.
Ask the surgeons?: Have you tried asking the surgeons? You say you did but they threw something from the surgical tray at you...hmmm...typical neurosurgeon....I understand. The fact is that C2 and C3 vertebrae should already be SEPARATED NATURALLY. C1 and C2 are naturally fused..is that what you mean? One thing is "pressing" on the cord or on a nerve. That's not the same as being the CAUSE of your symptoms. ...Read more
Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.
Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement.Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot.I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn.Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase blood flow: If it is because you slept on it or had a lot of pressure on it, then expose it to get the blood flowing again, it is just falls asleed with out pressure then see your physician to check you blood flow and to see if you have a circulation issue that may need to be addressed. ...Read more
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