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Does Inflammation And Yellow Discharge From The Navel Require A Medical Consultation?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Question: My son is 2 week and 5 days old and his cord came out 2 days ago and it's look red with little bit yellow discharge and what should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
upload an image of the area to advise accordingly
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (28 minutes later)
here a pic of my son belly button and should I take me to er
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (18 hours later)
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Hello again

Thanks for uploading the image.

The area appears infected and inflamed. Dry clean it with local povidobe diluted solution. Local Mycitracin gel which contains triple antibiotics combination along with lignocaine should be applied 4 times daily for a week.

Most likely it will resolve within 48 hours. If it worsens or there is an associated fever then oral antibiotics may be required in addition to the topical therapy.


wishing you best of health

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does Inflammation And Yellow Discharge From The Navel Require A Medical Consultation?

upload an image of the area to advise accordingly