Q:

Hoe many days it takes to cure umbical cord infection in 15 days baby boy   I can't see the pain he is going through and m depressed .he cries alot he is on zifi drop and babygesic drop and I had to give colimex 2 times today total 4 drop plz any doctor using app .plz help me with your experience . I can't see the pain . people come and blame me tell me I didn't take care and I can loose my baby . plz help .😭



Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hello...
Typically immediately after an infant is born, the umbilical cord is cut with a small remnant (often referred to as the stump) left behind. Normally the stump separates from the skin within 3–45 days after birth . A small amount of pus-like material is commonly seen at the base of the stump and can be controlled by keeping the stump open to air to dry. Certain bacteria can grow and infect the stump during this process and as a result significant redness and swelling may develop... Treatment consists of antibiotic therapy both orally and local... It may take time from 7-15 days... Firstly be calm... You are a good mom there is no doubt... Let rest people talk rubbish, its left to them dont take it as serious... Just think only about baby... Ask your doctor about Neosporin powder- it helps lot in this case.. Rest medicines are good, continue that...

Anonymous

Dr shilpaitha can my eating pattern help dry faster. if yes what to eat

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Eating pattern is least conted in this case... maintain hygiene and cleanliness... maintain dryness at infected area...

Suhan Desai

yes use neosprin powder on it n cover tis with soft malmal fabic.. use 3-4 times  Day.

asha chaudhry

Dr Charmi Thakker Deshmukh Dr. Payal M kindly advise

DrUzma Shaikh

neosporin powder is best I also had used it ,cord shud b dry always

Dr. Payal M

time is a big healer. u r already giving him medications...so continue. keep offering him feed, hold him close as much as possible as it will give lot of comfort. n forget abt others..u dont need their negativity right now. keep area dry n put neosporin as other mums have advised. he maybe crying fr other reasons like hunger or sleep. keep ur pediatrician informed n let him examine to see if the cord is healing. tc

Sheeba Vijesh

hi dear... please calm yourself... and you are not going to loose your baby, many babies umbilical cord get infected, and it also heals with proper care. if baby is boy, often urine can get at umbilical cord. so be careful about that... always keep it dry, and for the time being don't bathe but give sponge bath. do not listen to others, you are a good mom who loves your baby, and no one is entitled to judge you... take care dear....

Anonymous

Baby cord fell of ..thank God...

Sheeba Rizvi

Hi dear Mom...now put Neosporin powder only 4 to 5 times daily it will heal up soon...don't worry for anything....being a mother we need to become stronger n confident. Take care

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