An umbilical herniais a hole left in the muscles of the abdomen after the fall of the umbilical cord. In most cases, disappeared in the first two years of life. During pregnancy, the mother acts as circulatory, excretory nutrition and your baby by sending it through the umbilical cord oxygenated blood and nutrients and oxygenated blood collecting and products of their metabolism. The umbilical cord is cut by the obstetrician and linked by a plastic clip for the pediatrician, just after birth.
Then the umbilical cord dries and falls approximately between the first and second weeks of life, leaving the umbilicus the abdomen, is known as navel. In the first days of life some children bleeding through the navel, which is considered normal and does not require treatment.
In most cases, hernias of the newborn are less than one centimeter in diameter and its natural tendency is towards progressive and spontaneous closure, which usually occurs during the first two years of life, so that that age, most umbilical hernias are closed. When the child makes an effort hernia, you can see a bulge at the navel, which corresponds to the output of the abdominal contents through the hole and that many people mistakenly call hernia. When the effort ends, the abdominal contents is reintroduced and the lump disappears.
In many countries it is traditional to the use of belts to the navel, to favor the umbilical ring closure to avoid the appearance of hernias. But this is not right and what is done is to plug the problem. Furthermore, when the belt is too tight and compresses the abdomen, causing problems for the baby, as skin infections, impaired digestion, colic and possibly nausea or vomiting.
The pediatrician will tell you how to fix this problem.
There are times in a life of a child that are not always blooming and fun because they are forced to stay in bed due to some kind of illnesses. It is known that children tend to get ill faster because their immune system is still developing. Their bodies are learning to cope with the disease and learn how to protect itself.
In most cases the childhood illnesses are rather easy to treat and they just go as they came, all of a sudden. However this does not mean that we should not keep an eye on our children when they are sick. Some illnesses may lead to severe complications if they are not treated in the best way possible. For every illness it is recommended a period of rest in bed.
It is vital in many cases for the child to stay indoors. First it is essential for his own recovery as he needs plenty of rest. Secondly it is good for the other children he may enter in contact with. These illnesses spread really fast in schools or in kindergartens. Therefore even if your child has a mere cold he should be indoors and under surveillance. In this way the first step to treat the illness has been taken and from here to a full recovery it may take little than we can imagine.