Small Growing Flesh Appears In The Navel Of A 2 Month Old Baby?

Good morning, I want to ask my child is now 2 months old, his navel is already dry and released from age 1 week after birth but he is still broken while there is a residual that is stuck like a small growth of meat and hasn’t healed until now … still looks wet all the time , that’s why? And the medicine or how to cure it, so that it can be quickly recovered and lost the little flesh.

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Hi Sherlly,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

It seems that the mass resembling meat that is always wet in the baby's belly button may indicate umbilical granuloma. This condition is quite common in babies (1 in 500 newborns can experience this condition). Frequently, umbilical granuloma is not a dangerous condition. However, these granulomas can experience secondary irritation and infection, causing pain, swelling, redness, runny, even festering and give off an unpleasant odor. The cause of the formation of umbilical granuloma according to many sources is due to the formation of scar tissue on the remaining puputnya umbilical cord that is still attached to the navel.


Not only that, there are many other conditions that can also cause mass such as meat in the navel of the baby as your baby is experiencing at present, including omphalitis (umbilical cord infection), urachus patent (allantois failure to close), umbilical hernia (presence of intestinal segments sticking out through slits in the weakened stomach wall), infections or other tumors, and so on.


As much as possible, check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that his condition can be further evaluated for possible causes. In addition to preventing the risk of irritation and infection, early treatment can also increase the potential for healing in your baby. Before going to the doctor, you should not give your baby any random medication. Also avoid picking or forcibly removing the mass that appears in your baby's belly button. Always bathe your baby clean using special baby bathing products. Also give your baby clean clothes, avoid using clothes, pants, and diapers that are too narrow. If wearing pants or diapers on a baby, you should wear below the level of the navel of the baby so as not to cause excessive friction on the mass that appears. Finally, feed your baby enough milk so that his immune system is always maintained.


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