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Q:

Hi, my baby is 15 days old and stump dropped off 5 days back however her naval is still wet and area around it is little red and a bit swollen. All her activities are normal and no vomit as such. Is it something to worry about? Should i apply anything to the area and can I give her bath?



radhi anand

please do not apply anything without considering doctor. keeping the area dry and clean will heal it naturally. however, if the swelling does not reduce pls have a check with your pediatrician

Suhasini Vinod

It l take some tym. for my niece n my son pediatrician had told to keep rock salt on the baby s navel,it heals faster.

Suchita Bhatia

same happened with my daughter,white pus came out then we consulted our paedritician,she adviced clean with betadine lotion n put lot of betadine sprinkling powder,should go inside the navel,main purpose is to keep the area dry.dnt give bath.if this does not solve the problem,then salt therapy would be required.in our case,betadine thing worked.

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