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anyone had their babys belly button stump burned off with silver nitrate?

My babys stump fell off but he has a piece of tissue left causing it to be juicy and a bit bloody sometimes. His pedi offered the silver nitrate.. I was wondering how safe it is?

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Asked by firethearson at 3:26 PM on Jan. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my younger DS had far as i know its completely safe. it cleared up the issue within a few days.

    Answer by OutrageousBitch at 3:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • My oldest had that - no problems.

    Answer by missanc at 3:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Yeah, my dd cord fell off a little soon and it got oozy, so they did that for her. It seemed fine... no bad effects that we saw.

    Answer by earthmama727 at 4:10 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Leave it be. It will heal on its own.

    Answer by amileegirl at 6:50 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

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