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Should I be alarmed

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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My son was born 10-18 and he still has his cord stub. It has a smell so called doc have to go in at 9am about. Did I do the right thing? There been many times I thought something went then nothing.

by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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kmencl3210
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM
Sorry no experience with them at all...
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babie113
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM

i think it should be off by now my dr said 4/10 days after birth it will fall off .

babie113
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM

and it did at 7days

friendlymom5
by Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:19 PM
Yes , you did. It shouldn't smell at all. It may be infected.
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Conner_Ian
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM


Quoting friendlymom5:

Yes , you did. It shouldn't smell at all. It may be infected.

You can't smell it good unless you intend to smell it but did smell odor small when changed diaper n smelled it n it don't smell pretty.

PinkButterfly66
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

My daughter's cord took a while, more than a couple of weeks.  But it didn't get infected.  Is the surrounding skin red, indicating infection?

Conner_Ian
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

My daughter's cord took a while, more than a couple of weeks.  But it didn't get infected.  Is the surrounding skin red, indicating infection?

No but it is sticking to skin some

Heather.Rose
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

My sons took 2 weeks to fall off. THe doc had me use rubbing alcohol wipes on it 2 times a day to help dry it out and keep it clean.

Barabell
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Better to be safe than sorry.

When my son was an infant and I wasn't sure if I should bring him in or not, I would ask to talk to a nurse that the doctor's office. The nurse would either tell me how to handle the situation or recommend that I set an appointment.

Conner_Ian
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 4:13 PM


Quoting Barabell:

Better to be safe than sorry.

When my son was an infant and I wasn't sure if I should bring him in or not, I would ask to talk to a nurse that the doctor's office. The nurse would either tell me how to handle the situation or recommend that I set an appointment.

That's how it is here

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