Umbilical granuloma is the most common umbilical abnormality in neonates.
Currently, the therapeutic alternatives for umbilical granuloma are the following: (1).
A total of 50 infants (3-16 weeks), both boys and girls, with clinically evident umbilical granuloma who sought treatment at the Pediatric clinic of the institution were considered as the target group [Figure 1].
The application of common salt (table or cooking salt) to the umbilical granuloma is a simple, highly effective, and inexpensive form of treatment without any complications or relapse.
INTRODUCTION: Umbilical granuloma is the most common umbilical abnormality in the neonate.
The aetiology of umbilical granuloma is related to how well the tissue is healing during the drying up process, but the exact cause is unknown.
At present the therapeutic options for umbilical granuloma are:
Whereas common salt application is not associated with the above said complications and easy to apply (9, 10, 11, 12) In our study we procured copper sulphate commercially available goldsmiths and is also devoid with complications with the said 10 minutes contact time over umbilical granuloma of This study address the successful treatment of umbilical granuloma with a single local application of copper sulphate with less recurrence rate than with that of common salt (Table/ Cooking salt) local application.
Health visitors at Western Cheshire PCT are devising a guideline for the treatment of umbilical granuloma
. We are looking into the use of conservative management techniques instead of using silver nitrate.
I am a health visitor working in Dudley and I am in the process of writing a policy regarding the care of umbilical granulomas
. I would be interested to hear from any health visitors advocating the use of common salt to treat granulomas.
INTRODUCTION: Omphalitis and umbilical granulomas are a common cause of persistent umbilical discharge in an infant.
DISCUSSION: Persistent umbilical discharge in infants and young children is a common paediatric problem, and the most common causes are omphalitis and umbilical granulomas. These are usually observed as firm, reddish nodules, found in the depth of the umbilicus.