Causes Of New Baby’s Umbilical Cord Watery Puput?
hello, my child is 22 days old. his belly button is gone after 8 days of age. but until the navel is always runny, the liquid is yellowish. what is that? can it dry on its own or should I give anything to keep the navel dry and normal. Is it possible to give salt to the navel of a baby medically?
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The umbilical cord is part of the placenta that connects it to the mother while the baby is still in the womb. The umbilical cord will dry out on its own and date or fall off by itself when the baby is 2-3 weeks old. So that cleanliness must always be maintained. Infection in the umbilical cord is caused the most because the navel area is not kept clean. In some cases, the base of the umbilical cord may remain wet even though the umbilical cord itself has dislodged. This condition is called umbilical granuloma. The signs and symptoms it causes are as follows:
The base of the umbilical cord will always be wet and slimy because there is still a direct relationship with the inside of the body indirectly.
Grow a network of green beans or larger
Reddish and sometimes yellowish
This condition causes more susceptibility to infection and makes the umbilical cord obstructed to dry out. For traditional methods and administration of salt or other ingredients, it is not recommended because of the risk of wider irritation and infection. In addition, if there is already an increasingly large growth of the network, sometimes a small operation is needed to lift the growth of the network.
It is recommended to keep the navel area always clean. Here are some things you can do at home:
Clean the navel area gently at least once a day when the baby changes diapers or takes a shower.
Wash your hands before and after cleaning the navel area
When using diapers do not cover the navel area.
Keep maintaining air circulation around the navel area
Avoid using model jumpsuit clothes
Not trying to pull out the tissue, especially by hand
If your baby's condition is still the same, even getting worse you should immediately visit a doctor who treats your baby so that they can find out other factors that cause the discharge of yellowish fluid in the navel area, so that more optimal handling can be done and prevent further complications.
Thus my short answer, hopefully useful.