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Hello Doctor, This is XXXXXXX . My baby is born

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hello Doctor, This is XXXXXXX . My baby is born on 30 November on 11.45 Am... Her umbilical cord fell off today Is this fine?
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Answered by Dr. Arun 58 minutes later
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That is fine

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
I have seen the attached picture.
Cord falling off is a normal phenomenon.
No need to worry.
My tips
1. Keep the area clean and dry.
2. Wash with baby soap and water daily.
3. You can apply antiseptic like mupirocin if there is any discharge from the umbilical stump.
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Dr Arun
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