Care For A Baby’s Navel That Continues To Bleed?
Hello. want to ask, my child last Monday when he was in control to the doctor, his navel was bleeding. Then given the injection of vitamin K. Until this day is still not dry. Control schedule again next Monday. How is the treatment? It’s a pity to see 🥺Thank you🙏🏻
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also concerned about your child's condition. Belly button bleeding can occur due to several possibilities, such as injury and infection or inflammation. This condition can be even more diverse if it has been examined directly, so far you have taken the right step to check it to the doctor.
As for conditions that have not yet dried up, this could be due to poor wound care, the main cause has not been treated, or there are conditions that worsen such as secondary infections. For wound care, the recommendation is to keep the wound area dry and clean. So you must be careful when your child is bathing, if the wound is exposed to water, wipe immediately so as not to make the wound area moist. If there is gauze and is wet, replace the kassas immediately. If you cannot replace the gauze, then ask your doctor for help at the nearest health center or clinic. In addition, if your child is old enough, multiply the consumption of high-protein foods such as tempeh, seafood, beef and eggs.
If all this has been done but the blood is still flowing or still very wet, accompanied by redness, swelling, fever or something, then there is no need to wait for the control schedule because there has been a worsening. The control schedule is determined thus assuming the conditions will not deteriorate. But if it gets worse, you don't need to follow the schedule and just go to the doctor beforehand. So, hopefully answering your question.