Infection of the newborn umbilical cord

2021-03-21 12:00 AM

Normally, after atrophy of the circular ligament under the liver, when inflammation, we see the collateral circulation on the navel, accompanied by bloating, hepatosplenomegaly leading to a blood infection, peritonitis, liver abscess

Umbilitis

Dermatitis and subcutaneous tissue around the navel, the navel often falls late, the umbilical cord is wet, possibly smelly, the whole baby is normal.

Treatment: it is best to cut the umbilical cord for a second time with sterile scissors to make it easier and easier to examine and wash the umbilical cord with conditions. Anise, the umbilical cord will quickly dry and go away.

Umbilical vasculitis

It May be primary or secondary after umbilical cord inflammation, after umbilical cord loss at the base of the umbilical cord is not dry, still oozing yellow water and pus, with a bad smell. There are two types of umbilical vasculitis:

Inflammation of the umbilical vein

Normally, after atrophy of the circular ligament under the liver, when the inflammation is done, we see collateral circulation on the navel, accompanied by bloating, hepatosplenomegaly leading to a blood infection, peritonitis, a liver abscess.

Umbilical artery inflammation

Redness in the skin of the abdomen over the belly button, pus oozing from the pubic bone up to the navel.

Often inflammation of the umbilical blood vessels or common to both types, so children often have a combination of both types of symptoms above, always have to monitor for sepsis or peritonitis.

Treatment: filter, enlarge, wash the inflamed area. Use systemic antibiotics.

Umbilical necrosis

This is caused by the growth of anaerobic bacteria.

At the navel: bruised necrotic organization, bleeding umbilical cord, pus, a foul odour.

The general state of collapse, infections, intoxication, gastrointestinal disturbances, bloating.

Treatment: dialysis, wound enlargement, wash hydrogen peroxides several times a day, combine antibiotic treatment such as sepsis.