Umbilical granuloma is one of the most common umbilical abnormalities in newborns. The granuloma looks like a ball of moist, red tissue on the bellybutton. small red bump of tissue that can form in a newborn’s belly button during the first several weeks after they’re born.
- Oozing from umbilicus
- Discharge of sticky mucus
- mild irritation of the skin around the navel
- pain or discomfort around the navel when touched
- swelling around the umbilicus
- warmth or redness in the area
- red streaks leading from the navel
- pus draining from the granuloma
- Change diapers frequently. Keep the diaper area clean and free of moisture will promote healing and help to prevent infection.
- Positioning the diaper below the bellybutton. Roll the top of the diaper down at the front, so that it sits under the navel. This will help to keep the area clean.
- Giving the baby sponge baths. A baby’s skin is more likely to dry following sponge baths, rather than soaks in the tub. When the navel area is dry, a granuloma is likely to heal more quickly.
ABROTANUM—Bleeding from the navel of infants with ulceration of the naval
ALUMINA - Navel is abnormally pulled back in the abdomen and there is a depression or a pit at the site of navel
CALCAREA PHOS - Oozing of blood from the navel of new born
DIOSCOREA - Abdominal pain starts from the navel and then radiates in all directions
DULCAMARA - Cutting pain around the navel
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM - Navel projects upwards from the abdomen. Great abdominal flatulence
NUX MOSCH. - Pain around the navel extending downwards both ways. Ulceration of the navel in new born babies
PLUMBUM METALLICUM - Sensation as if the navel is being pulled by a string towards spine. Pain causes a desire to strtch. Strangulated hernia of the navel
SPIGELIA - Pain around navel. May be due to the presence of worms. Child refers to the navel as the most painful part. Sensitive to touch.