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When can someone stop using chloxyg gel for baby navel can someone continue using it after the cord has fall?
Recommended cord care is use of CHLORHEXIDINE GEL applied once daily on the cord for 7 days or till the cord drops. Where CHLORHEXIDINE GEL is not available, Use of METHYLATED SPIRIT applied SEVERAL TIMES a day say every 4 hours or at every diaper change is the second best
My baby of two weeks umbilical cord has not fallen. Please any solution?
Clean with methylated spirit. Some babies cord take some time to fall and it may take up to 14 - 21 days in some cases. But if still worried or their is sign of infection, kindly see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
Please how long should the cord last for a new born and is it advisable to do circumcision with an unfallen cord?
Some babies cord take some time to fall, it may take up to 14 - 21 days in some cases, you need to be cleaning with methylated spirit every three to four hours every day ,if still worried or there is sign of infection, kindly see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment .

Unfallen cord has nothing to do with circumcision take your baby to be circumcised
Please what else can be applied on a baby's naval after the fall of the umbilical cord.
Once the cord has fallen, just clean with mentholated spirit if still raw or yet to heal completely or become like normal skin.....No need for any special care once it has healed fully and become like normal skin .
Apart from waiting till a child reaches 2 years old to seek surgery for umbilical hernia, meanwhile is their something one can do...
Umbilical hernias vary in size however usually after
the first visit to the Paediatrician or
Paediatric Surgeon, it is observed as most
of them tend to close by the age 4 or 5
YEARS.
My baby is just a week old and the umbilical cord hasn't fallen, someone is suggesting that I use close up toothpaste is it advisa...
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Please don't use closeup just Continue cleaning with methylated spirit. Some babies cord take some time to fall
My 9 days baby has pains around the umbilical cord through the cord has dropped, could that be normal for her?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

What your baby is going through is colic. Colic is common. It usually starts a few weeks after birth and often improves by age 3 months. By ages 4 to 5 months, the majority of babies with colic have improved.
Can infacol be use for a child when the cord hasn't fall because the I couldn't sleep overnight .tanx
Don't worry. Just continue applying Chlorhexidine Gel . Nothing else. Some babies' cord take some time to fall.. It can take up to 14 - 21 days in some cases. if still worried or there is sign of infection, kindly see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
I applied Chlorxy-G Gel to my baby's Umbilical cord but it hasn't fallen off.My baby is12 days old today. What can I do? Pls, help a worried mother
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Don't worry. Just continue applying Chlorhexidine Gel . Nothing else. Some babies'
cord take some time to fall.. It can take up to 14 - 21 days in some cases. if still worried or there is sign of infection, kindly see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
For five day now when ever I want to change my two months old baby I normally see blood stain on her inner vest around the Navel,...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

During pregnancy, the umbilical cord supplies nutrients and oxygen to your developing baby. After birth, the umbilical cord is no longer needed — so it's clamped and snipped. This leaves behind a short stump. During the healing process, it's normal to see a little blood near the stump. Much like a scab, the cord stump might bleed a little when it falls off. After the stump falls off there will be a small wound. It may take between seven days and 10 days for the area to heal completely . You may see a little blood spot on your baby's nappy. However, contact your baby's doctor if the umbilical area oozes pus, the surrounding skin becomes red and swollen, or the area develops a pink moist bump. These could be signs of an umbilical cord infection. Prompt treatment is needed to stop the infection from spreading.


Since this is already 2 months old baby, This might be a sign of an underlying problem, such an infection or not. So to be on the safer side, you'll need to see a paediatrician as soon as possible
My baby is 10 days today and her Umbilical cord hasn't fallen yet. In the hospital, the midwives ask us to use only moko methylate...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Please be patient, the umbilical cord will fall in due time. Some baby's cord take some time to fall. It may take up to 14 - 21 days in some cases...if still worried or there is sign of infection, kindly see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment
The 10 months girl has itching umbilical it been two weeks now. She scratching her umbilical too much. What can it be?
See a paediatric Dermatologist for a physical examination and management...
I noticed my 2days old baby's navel smells it's yet to fall off. How best do I care for it to avoid the smell pending when it fall...
I recommend cord care with the use of Chlorhexdine Gel applied once daily on the cord for 7 days or till the cord drops. Where Chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care is not available, use of Methylated spirit applied several times a day say every 4 hours or at every diaper change is the second best".
Pls how do you take care of a cord after it has falling off? Beside cleaning it with spirit.
Paediatricians used to recommend cleaning the base of the cord with rubbing Methylated spirit. However, most now recommend leaving the stump completely alone because Spirit is believed to irritate the skin and sometimes delays healing. Keep The Area Dry and Allow the cord to be exposed to air as often as possible