Handling Of A Baby’s Navel Bleeds After The Umbilical Cord Is Loose
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Caring for the umbilical cord of a newborn is a challenge for parents. Not infrequently many mothers or fathers who do not have the heart to care for the baby's umbilical cord so that sometimes it is done in an incorrect way. Good care will prevent irritation and infection in the baby's umbilical cord.
Generally, the umbilical cord of a newborn will come off in 1 to 3 weeks after birth. As long as it is not loose, the parents just need to keep the umbilical cord and the surrounding area dry and clean. Because when the umbilical cord is moist to wet, it can cause bacterial growth that can cause infection.
Umbilical cord bleeding after loss sometimes occurs in infants whose care is not done properly. Blood that comes out of the umbilical cord appears due to a wound around the umbilical cord. No need to panic with these conditions, the most important thing is to keep the center dry and clean. Perform the following steps to handle and care for loose umbilical cord:
Clean with clean water and do not use alcohol to avoid irritation and avoid irritation;
Dry with a clean cloth by gently pat;
Keep the area around the center clean;
If the cord is bleeding, press the center using sterile gauze or clean cloth for 10 minutes. Minor bleeding will stop on its own
Do not give leaves or herbal medicines in the center and surrounding areas because it can cause infection.
Postpone to a pediatrician during the corona virus pandemic. But you still need to take your child to the doctor if the following symptoms appear:
The center skin is red and swollen
The baby looks in pain when the stomach is touched
The skin around the center becomes more warm
More blood and pus comes out
I hope this helps