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If my baby's cord fell off and it looks like it wasn't ready. What can I do to heal it better?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Often a bit of blood

Cord separation is often marked by a bit of blood or sticky discharge.
Treat as you wood any cut or scratch. Clean it regularly, a bit of alcohol a couple times a day to help it dry out and monitor the skin around the site. If the skin becomes swollen or red see your dr.If not, daily cleaning & observation should be all you need.

In brief: Often a bit of blood

Cord separation is often marked by a bit of blood or sticky discharge.
Treat as you wood any cut or scratch. Clean it regularly, a bit of alcohol a couple times a day to help it dry out and monitor the skin around the site. If the skin becomes swollen or red see your dr.If not, daily cleaning & observation should be all you need.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: WITH A GAUZE OR

Q tip, apple a little bit of topical antibiotic, wash/pad with peroxide 2-3 x a day.
Please see his/her pediatrician if at any time there is any drainage or blood coming from it.

In brief: WITH A GAUZE OR

Q tip, apple a little bit of topical antibiotic, wash/pad with peroxide 2-3 x a day.
Please see his/her pediatrician if at any time there is any drainage or blood coming from it.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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