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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: cc | 2008/01/28

Q.

Umbillical Cord

Hi there
My baby's umbillical cord fell off on the 4th day. He is now 10 days old. The bellybutton itself always has blood in it whenever i change his nappy. I havent given him a proper bath yet, too afraid to submerge the button in water. I still clean it with surgical spirits. Is this blood okay? How do I go about caring for it?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Keep on cleaning the umbilicus with the surgical spirits. If it still keeps on bleeding by the 30 January ask your nurse or paediatrician to see your baby.

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