The umbilical cord of the newborn
nurse usually takes off the umbilical cord of the child a plastic clip at the end of twenty-four hours after birth.In the early days the stump of the umbilical cord can be swollen and resemble jelly.Over the next few days it starts to dry up and shrivel and usually disappears within a week or two.To prevent inflammation and aid the process of drying the cord, treat the area around the stump, going into the recess, a cotton swab dipped in alcohol or its the antiseptic solution that your doctor has recommended three times a day.After the stump completely disappear, keep it hygienic care for several days.There is nothing wrong, if you see a few drops of blood on the day when no longer stump.
If the umbilical stump of your baby pus and / or comes more unpleasant odor, see your doctor, who may drip a solution of silver nitrate to the stump dries better.A slight smell coming from a drying of the stump - a normal phenomenon, but especially sharp smell may be an indication that there is an inflammation and that
looks normal and is not inflamed, usually no cause for concern.Signs of infection, when you should call a doctor, is red, hot, swollen, and painful area the size of a large coin around the base of the umbilical cord.
order not to irritate the cord, do not cover it with plastic diaper or panties, and, if you are using diapers, be especially careful and plastic is folded away from the area of the umbilical cord.Dangerous or not immerse the baby in water until no longer cord, causing a lot of controversy.Some pediatricians believe that if you wet the umbilical cord, the risk of infection is increased;others believe otherwise.If the base of the umbilical cord flows pus, immerse the baby in the tub with water is dangerous, because the bacteria get into the water and the infection will be spaced.In this case, wash your baby a sponge until the umbilical cord does not disappear and the umbilical wound is not fully healed.