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.

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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...

My baby is 3 months old and doctor tell that he has umbilical hernia. So I want to ask that, can this heal itself?

Kids seldom need rpr. Loose belly muscles help a developing fetus by allowing easy blood flow thru the umbilical cord & into babies body. After birth, that loosness may allow a transient umbilical hernia that will usually disappear when the belly muscles tighten, starting after baby learns to sit.By 2yo most uh have receded. I find girls more likely to need repair than boys ? I rarely refer for repair <2y. Read more...
Yes. Umbilical hernias are common in newborns and usually close by age 2. Nothing to worry about unless it seems to be painful for him, or he has a hard lump at the umbilicus. Read more...

Does it hurt the baby to push an umbilical hernia back in?

Sometimes. Umbilical hernias are small holes in the abdominal wall at the belly button through which the inner layer of the abdominal wall, the peritoneum, protrudes through to create a sac. This sac has many pain fibers and is often sensitive to the touch, especially if it is difficult to reduce. Your baby, regardless of their age, will let you know if it hurts, typically by grimacing and crying. Read more...
No. Umbilical hernias are unlikely to cause a problem in infancy. Usually they go away without treatment by age 3. You should not keep trying to push it in. Read more...
No. Reducing an umbilical hernia in a child/baby will often help any discomfort they are having. Optimal age for repair is age 2. Once baby is walking then maximal benefit is obtained for spoantaneous closure. Read more...

I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will I need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

It depends,4-6 weeks. Small asymptomatic umbilical hernias can be managed individually: watched/expectant, repaired.If you do not plan to move to a undeveloped country, you can wait for either the hernia to get larger or when it starts to bother you to get it fixed.If the hernia is causing some discomfort and/ or you work=out a lot you should consider elective hernia repair. It is low risk and a short recovery(4-6 weeks. Read more...
Yes. Yes, the only way to heal an umbilical hernia is by fixing it with surgery. Typically patients have discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You should not lift anything over 10 lbs. For 6 weeks to prevent recurrence and to help with wound healing. Read more...

Baby umbilical hernia swollen, will this give any problem and any pain to baby due to swollen? And will this stay swollen even when my baby grow up.

It depends. Hernias in infants are not uncommon, and often close on their own. Your pediatrician should evaluate it as the baby grows to see if it is still present. If it persists, the hernia will need to be repaired eventually. However, if the hernia becomes hard, red, or very tender to the touch, it needs to be evaluated immediately in the emergency room to make sure it is not incarcerated. Read more...