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umbellical cord question on a 2 1/2month old..

Her umbellical cord fell off 2 weeks after delivery now i noticed she has a ooozing clear nasty smelling liquid secreasing from it. It smells like butt. If i leave it it gets a thin layer of crust where it dries, butr the inside is still liquidy

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • get it checked out.. it shouldnt be doing that..
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 10:48 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • you need to get that check out take her to the Dr
    Paigesmommy78

    Answer by Paigesmommy78 at 10:49 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • what do you mean, if you leave it? are you picking at it? it should dry and you need to leave it alone..don't touch it or pick at it at all!
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • i agree though..any oozing needs to be checked out by a doc
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • You're not supposed to mess with it at all. If it's oozing you are always supposed to get the pediatrician to look at it. The oozing could be a sign of infection.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:51 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • The PPs are all correct. You need to have her ped look at it. And probably sooner rather than later. I don't think that it's any life threatening problem, but any infection is not a good thing.

    ***I am not a medical professional. Any advice given here should not be taken above or instead of the advice of a licensed physician. Any advice given is simply opinion or mother's intuition unless sourced to a legitimate medical source. Always consult a physician before making any important medical decisions.***

    KaroGreenly

    Answer by KaroGreenly at 11:13 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • u need to take her in to the ped and get silver nitrate put on, it will stop that oozing, and close the button up
    MamaMelMel

    Answer by MamaMelMel at 11:15 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I had the silver nitrate done for my daughter who's 5 weeks old and it worked like a charm.
    sandrizzle

    Answer by sandrizzle at 11:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Take her to her doctor...thats not normal...or google your question...they might even have some info about it on MD.com
    xtatianax

    Answer by xtatianax at 7:27 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

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