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Does His umbilical cord Look Infected???? Help

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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Hi My Son Is 11 Days Old. I Notice Today That His Umbilical Cord Is Discharging A Brownish Color. It's Not Real Bad, But Was Wanting To Know Should I Wait To See His Doctor Which He Has An Apt. Wen Or Sholud I Take Him To The Er???

by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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Tckosdk.2012
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I would wait. The er is full of germs & terrible illnesses. As long as your not seeing any green or yellow discharge you should be fine. It's probly blood. Just keep putting rubbing alcohol around it with a q-tip. You could always call your Dr & ask before going to the e.r. I avoid the e.r. unless it's really really bad because I'm afraid my baby will pick up somthing worse there like RSV or the flu. Good luck momma :)

KelliansMom
by Darbie - Head Admin on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM
Brown is okay green or yellow is not okay. Keep the are clean and dry use a but of rubbing alcohol if needed
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BabyDonald2013
by Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

thank you girls

MomToovey
by Marianne - Owner on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:21 PM

 Remember that it was a living part of his body that is now dying. You're going to see a degree of decay. It looks about like what my DD's looked like when it finally fell out, and she was around the same age - somewhere between 1 and 2 weeks old.

As the others have said, keep it clean and dry - and use rubbing alcohol on a q-tip if needed.

Good luck!

powow65
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM
No, IMO. (but if your scared, call the DR on Monday.)
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HisSweetheart07
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 3:13 PM

 I agree with the other ladies :) Just keep it dry and clean.

If you're still concerned about it on Monday, call and talk to a nurse.

Pandapanda
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 11:39 PM

it looks normal!

MamaJane
by Bronze Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 11:52 PM
I agree! Congrats in the brand new baby!
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cabrandy03
by Brandy - Admin on Apr. 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Looks pretty normal to me.  As long as the discharge is brown not green and doesn't smell bad it's fine.

Vertical15
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Looks and sounds fine to me.  Did your Dr tell you to do anything to it?

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