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Does His umbilical cord Look Infected???? Help

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:49 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 7:49 PM
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Mommyto2LilMen
by Tina on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM
From the pic no, are you cleaning it at all??
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soulofsunmama
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Is he in pain, screaming, unhappy?
You don't need to mess with it at all.
Infections are red, and mostly pussy.
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petite101
by Danielle on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM
No. It looks like it's almost ready to come off and most of the time starts getting a discharge then too.
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ghostcat90
by Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

It doesn't look like it.  If you're worried, you can always lightly touch it with an alcohol pad.  Though the jury is out on whether you have to do anything at all.  If you're worried, call the doctor, don't waste the time/money on the ER unless your doc advises it.

kidlover2
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM
He looks just fine. Beautiful. :) His doctor should be notified if the belly button starts turning red and or having a whitish discharge. The brown on his diaper is perfectly normal.
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LifeCafe42
by Nora on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Don't go to the ER keep it as clean as you can does look like its about to come off if you are concerned though go to the dr but its not an emergency
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BabyDonald2013
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM

thanks everyone

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