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Umbilical cord infection

Umbilical cord infection: Introduction

Infection of the umbilical cord after birth. The infection can result from unhygienic methods of cutting the cord or lack of hygienic care of the umbilical cord stump until it falls off. The umbilical stump needs to be kept clean and dry until it falls off. The infection from the umbilical cord can in rare cases spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal if untreated. ...more »

Symptoms of Umbilical cord infection

  • Red umbilical cord stump
  • Swollen umbilical cord stump
  • Green or yellow discharge from umbilical cord stump
  • Umbilical cord bleeding - a small amount of bleeding without other symptoms may be normal
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Prevention of Umbilical cord infection

Prevention information for Umbilical cord infection has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Umbilical cord infection.

  • Umbilical cord stump hygiene measures - for a week after the stump falls off.
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Fold diaper down so that it does not irritate the umbilical cord area
  • Avoid tub baths until umbilical cord area is healed - although opinions on this infant hygiene issue differ.
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