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How should I clean the umbilical cord stump?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Evidence shows that the best method to clean the umbilical cord stump is clear water. Gentle cleanse the area using a soft cloth and clear water, pat dry and expose to air until completely dried.

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