Belly Buttoned Baby, Yellowish Watery, And Smelly?
Hello warahmatullahi wabarakatuh., My baby is over 4 months old. 6 days after birth, when the umbilical cord is removed, there is a protrusion in the navel and it may bleed, the midwife said that it is okay to be given betadine. But now the bulge is getting bigger, reddish, runny, yellowish, and smelly. the diaper looks yellow, and the chapter a few times a day, but the child does not have a fever, I googling said he can use salt, I sprinkle with salt, the child reacts but doesn’t cry, so it doesn’t get stuck like I want to scratch his navel, then the bulge turns red like blood. dangerous? And what should I do? Thank you.
Thank you for the question.
There is an appearance in the navel of a baby that is often bleeding, enlarged, reddened, runny, yellowish, with an unpleasant odor that is likely to indicate an infection (omphalitis). This condition is susceptible to infants, especially due to the body's endurance is still weak. Not only that, poor personal hygiene, treatment of umbilical cord puppets that are not optimal, and incomplete immunization can also cause this condition to be more severe. In addition to omphalitis, a bulge in your baby's navel may also occur due to umbilical granuloma, urachus patent, abscess, hemangioma, umbilical hernia, benign or other malignant tumors, and so on.
The good, you do not just let this condition. Giving salt to the baby's navel is also not recommended because of the risk of causing baby's skin to become irritated, so that complaints will only get worse.
As early as possible, check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that the condition can be inspected further by the doctor. Usually, the doctor will first give your baby some type of topical medication and / or oral medication to deal with the symptoms of inflammation and bleeding in the navel. If a more serious condition is suspected, your doctor may also recommend that your baby undergo a biopsy or ultrasound, and he may even refer your baby to a pediatric surgery specialist for further therapy.
In the meantime, you should not panic. Overcome your baby's condition by:
Give your baby enough milk to keep the body's endurance good. Bathe your baby in the morning and evening using special baby bathing products and clean water. Do not wear baby clothes that are too tight and rough. Do not carelessly give powder, ointments, or any substance in the navel baby When wearing pants or diapers on a baby, pin it under his navel, so as not to cause excessive friction in the navel. While a comfortable, clean and soft baby play mat so that the stomach area feels more comfortable when rolling and facedown Clean regularly the navel of the baby, i.e. Sterile gauze soaked in NaCl liquid. Hope it helps.