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Umbilical Granuloma Infection and Complications

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Umbilical Granuloma is a small tissue that grows in the belly button of the baby, a few weeks after the umbilical cord has been cut. It is a little red lump which may be covered in yellow or clear discharge.

1 out of 500 newborn babies has an umbilical granuloma. [1]

- Treatable by a medical professional.
- It is generally treated with the use of silver nitrate.
- Liquid nitrogen can be poured to freeze it and then it dissolves.

Umbilical Granuloma does not affect the baby, but it can get easily infected which can lead to fever and skin irritation. It can also occur in adults too. Sometimes navel piercing can trigger it, and it can be really painful.

Symptoms

- Formation of granuloma (lump on the belly button)
- Slight fever
- Bleeding around granuloma
- Swelling and redness around granuloma
- Pain and tenderness around the belly button
- Rash near the belly button

Treatment

Self-care:
- Clean belly button clean with warm water and soap.
- Exposing the belly button to air can be helpful. Consult pediatrician before applying anything on the belly button.

Medication: After removing the granuloma, a pediatrician might suggest some instructions to treat the belly button.

Specialist: Always consult a specialist before taking any action. Contact mfine to get the best in-depth analysis of any disease and to get complete treatment.

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Dr. Gurmeet Soni Bhalla

Dr. Gurmeet Soni Bhalla

MBBS, DNB ( Pediatric ), Fellow in Allergy and Clinical immunology

23+ years exp

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Century Hospital

Hyderabad

Pediatrician

Dr. Raktima Chakrabarti

Dr. Raktima Chakrabarti

MD- Pediatrics

22+ years exp

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Cloudnine Clinic

Gurugram

Pediatrician

Dr. Eash Hoskote

Dr. Eash Hoskote

DNB - Paediatrics,Diploma in Child Health (DCH),(Boston, USA), MBBS

21 years exp

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Ovum Hospital, Banashankari

Bangalore

Pediatrician

Dr. Meena Venkatraman

Dr. Meena Venkatraman

MBBS, MD (Pediatrics)

20+ years exp

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Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road

Bangalore

Pediatrician

Dr. Rupesh Kulwal

Dr. Rupesh Kulwal

MBBS, DCH, FCPS, MD

19+ years exp

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Shree Hospital

Pune

Pediatrician

Dr. K.K.Durga Prasad

Dr. K.K.Durga Prasad

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)

18+ years exp

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Ankura Hospital for Women & Children

Hyderabad

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