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Old 10-23-2006, 07:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My ds is now 8 days old and his cord still has not come out and is a bit pussy...any ideas about what to do? I have started cleaning it with alcohol.
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Sorry, I am laughing at the Uh, uhm...title. Must get my mind out of the gutter.

If it is has pus, I would continue cleaning with alcohol. That's all!

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Don't use rubbing alcohol, not really suppose to, just use a wet q-tip with soap on it, my DS had the same pussy er pus cord and soapy water worked just fine.
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oh gosh, well you can tell I've just had a baby and lost my mind, I wasn't even paying attention to that. :
well that was good for a good laugh

i'll try the soapy water and hope it works.
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Do NOT use alcohol. It kills both the good and bad bacteria and prolongs the healing period. Just wipe with water, if anything, and pat dry.

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First, the word pus should NEVER be made into an adjective. It just doesn't work.

Second, as our ND says, the umbilical cord stump is ROTTING off, so you can expect a bit of grossness.

And, according to her and all sorts of people I trust, the less you do to it, the better it will be. So no alcohol, no washing, no nothing but keeping it as DRY as possible.
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omg... I so just laughed up my drink at this title! Sorry OP!

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I was really surprised when my dd's cord did the same thing...it is basically rotting off. I always pictured them drying up and falling off like a big scab. Boy was I wrong!

I agree with the pps, stop using the alcohol!! You want it to dry up and fall off. You can keep it clean with salt water and a q-tip, and let it air dry.

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My mw told us to use a tiny bit of calendula tincture in water.
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He's gotta WHAT? in his WHAT?


Hope it gets un-pus-ified.
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The title is making me No alcohol for sure. We just left dd's alone and it fell off within a week. No problems.
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This is just too funny....that's what sleep deprivation will do to ya!
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He's gotta WHAT? in his WHAT?


Hope it gets un-pus-ified.

Totally normal, to the op, but this made me giggle loud enough to wake my baby!

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I'm sitting here going "pussy umbilical cord"??? huh??
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I'm sitting here going "pussy umbilical cord"??? huh??
: I was sitting here thinking, "what does she mean? Is the cord a (wimp or "pussy") because it is taking longer to fall off?"

Not to drive it into the ground, but we used nothing. It get's gross and smelly and rotty but then it's gone.

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Hmmm, I used alcohol on all of my kids belly buttons....and they were fine. :

Of course this was PRE-MDC....

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I used hydrogen peroxide on Ryo's, seemed to keep it clean...in retrospect (and with the words of a previous poster's care provider in mind, great thought!) it seems logical that it shouldn't need any extra care.

Congratulations on the new arrival! Try to get some rest!


And by the way, the title initially had me reeling too!
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When we had this our pediatrician asked if the area was red or warm; if there was an odor or discharge; etc. Since we did have problems we had to put neosporin on it, then she cautarized (sp?) it the next day with silver nitrate.

I was afraid he would have a funny looking bellybutton from all this, but it has healed up fine now.

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