Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Redness of the Umbilical Cord Treatment

Treatment for an umbilical cord infection includes antibiotics and regular cleaning of the cord. Severe infections may require admission to the hospital for intravenous antibiotics, and surgery to remove infected tissue.

Specific treatment for an umbilical cord infection may include:

Redness of the Umbilical Cord Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat an umbilical cord infection:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Redness of the Umbilical Cord References
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