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Umbilical Granuloma

This Good Practice Points factsheet, authored by Alison Timmins, Health Visitor, Leicestershire Partnership Trust, sets out what health visitors need to know about the Treatment of Umbilical Granuloma using Household Salt.

Umbilical granulomas are one of the most common umbilical conditions to occur in neonates. A granuloma results from an overgrowth of cord tissue remaining after separation of the cord. Health visitors are well-placed to assess umbilical granuloma and offer advice on its treatment. This GPP provides up-to-date evidence and references.