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When does the umbilical cord fall off?

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My gal kid is 10 days old. Still her umbrical cord has not fallen. Is it normal???
Posted Sun, 8 Sep 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Kappan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Normal. Just keep it clean.

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Thanks for the query.

It is normal for the cord end to remain for some time. If the black end has not fallen, and the child is uncomfortable, or showing redness surrounding the umbilical region, then you need to get the child to a pediatrician. If no symptoms of an infection is there, then the cord would be falling off soon. Just make sure that you keep the tip and area clean.

Hope I had been able to address your concern. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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