His father and I are split up and we have joint custody. Unless you are really really worried (in which case ring NHS Direct or Emergency Doc) I would leave it until the morning. Silver nitrate is also used to help remove warts or skin tags.
Silver nitrate can also help create a scab to help stop bleeding from a minor skin wound. DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS: Return to the emergency department if: Your baby has a large amount of foul-smelling yellow, brown, or bloody drainage from his belly button. Adding plans allows you to compare formulary status to other drugs in the same class. ((come to think of it, dd2 nearly had to have this done, she had a little 'finger' of flesh for ages)), (not sure about how that winky got there..). The doctor also said that he can take a bath but i have read somewhere that they were told not to take a bath(some for 24 hours and some for 2 days). There wasn't really any granuloma. And how long do I wait to know if the nitrate worked or not? Care instructions adapted under license by your healthcare professional. BUT I do know that DSs nappy really smeared it around, he had the black about an inch all around his belly button, so it must stay 'wet' for a while? This may be repeated until the granuloma is healed. Did you apply anything on the surrounding skin to make sure it disn't dry up? Contact the applicable plan An umbilical granuloma is a moist, red lump of tissue that can form on a baby's navel (belly button). googled this: share. Sorry, not much help, hope it all sorts out soon! Meet other parents of February 2017 babies and share the joys and challenges as your children grow. Medically reviewed by Daniel Murrell, M.D. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. What Are Warnings and Precautions for Silver Nitrate? This will dry up and shrink the granuloma. When ds1's was cauterised with silver nitrate it also became a little swollen. Furthermore, the procedure is not painful to the baby. Umbilical granuloma is treated with silver nitrate applied to the belly button on the end of a stick. The silver nitrate acts to cauterize and dry up the tissue at the bottom of the belly button, allowing normal skin to grow over. Silver nitrate has no known severe interactions with other drugs. Silver nitrate is also used to help remove warts or skin tags. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 11 messages.). The black is definitely normal but I really don't recall how long it took before it was dry, and you could peel little strips off (yuch!) Any large amount of discharge, true bleeding, or a bad smelling belly-button should always be evaluated by the baby's pediatrician. This granuloma is a shiny, oozing lump of tissue lurking in the belly-button depths. The silver nitrate acts to cauterize and dry up the tissue at the base of the stump, allowing normal skin to grow over. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. save hide report. Share with Tangle Teezer - £100 voucher to be won, Share your stories about your children’s favourite toys with Munchkin Nursery Steriliser - £100 voucher to be won, Silver Nitrate / Cauterised Baby's belly button ... HELP, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Husband is too "grossed out" to have sex with me. But he said he will put a little silver nitrate. Anyone with a Feb 2017 baby but unable to conceive baby #2? Procedures, 2001 Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated. We then had a follow up with our pediatrician who said it looked dry so would finish healing on its own. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. But whenever i look inside his belly with the use of a flashlight(just to clearly see it) i can still see white stuff way inside. Usually a belly-button discharge results from an unsuccessful healing, which then forms what we term a granuloma (what used to be described as " proud flesh". We were asked to treat our baby's belly button polyp at home with silver nitrate. After the umbilical cord stump falls away (about the second week of life), parents will often notice what seems to be some fairly thick drainage from the belly-button. Umbilical granuloma is treated with silver nitrate applied to the belly button on the end of a stick. If it still hasn't settled down ring or go and see the doctor who did it, and get them to double check. After a treatment, a little bit of dark discharge from the area is nothing to worry about. I did it after a bath, then left it for a few days, then cleaned at next bath. After a treatment, a little bit of dark discharge from the area is nothing to worry about. Sorry not to be particularly helpful! Manage and view all your plans together – even plans in different states. It took 2 treatments about 4 days apart and we did not put her belly button under water until it dried up.