Managing an infant's paraumbilical hernia symptoms is slightly different than managing an adult's symptoms. Although paraumbilical hernias are not painful, it's important that your child does not play with or put too much pressure on the hernia bulge. Unlike paraumbilical hernias in adults, a paraumbilical hernia in children can heal on its own. If you develop a paraumbilical hernia as an adult, the first step in managing any symptoms is to talk to a doctor about your hernia. If your hernia affects you mentally and emotionally, sharing your concerns with family or friends is another healthy way to manage your symptoms.