oa South African Medical Journal - On the treatment of the umbilical cord in the new-born

Volume 28, Issue 17
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



There is no evidence of increased risk of sepsis or haemorrhage following on exposure of the umbilical cord and the avoidance of cord dressing and binders, when daily swabbing with methylated spirits after the bath is done.

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