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Updated iHV resources on Umbilical Granuloma

1st December 2017

The iHV is delighted to share updated Good Practice Points (providing up-to-date evidence and references for our Associate members) and updated Parent Tips on Umbilical Granuloma.

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.

Updated GPP – Treatment of Umbilical Granuloma using Household Salt.

These Good Practice Points (updated 2017), authored by Alison Timmins, Health Visitor, Leicestershire Partnership Trust, set out what health visitors need to know about the Treatment of Umbilical Granuloma using Household Salt. Health visitors are well-placed to assess umbilical granuloma and offer advice on its treatment. This GPP provides up-to-date evidence and references.

Updated Parent Tips – Understanding Umbilical Granuloma

An umbilical granuloma is an overgrowth of tissue during the healing process of the belly button (umbilicus). It usually looks like a soft pink or red lump and often is wet or leaks small amounts of clear or yellow fluid. It is most common in the first few weeks of a baby’s life. These Parent Tips explain to parents what could happen with their baby’s tummy button.


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