Natalie - posted on 10/07/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi, my daughter was misdiagnosed since she was 2 months old with having an umbilical hernia. She is now 2 years old and after going to several hospitals and doing research on my own, she has now been properly diagnosed by a pediatric surgeon as having an umbilical granuloma. I think she is the only 2 year old in the world that has one! Usually when young babies have them, doctors will burn them using silver nitrate, I was told they can not do this with her because she is too old, and it is extremely painful (I guess they think young babies feel less pain or they just can't scream as loud???) Anyways, we were told to clean it, and put Vaseline on it and see if it goes away, if not, she will need surgery. Anyways, it gets better, then splits open and weeps again, so has anyone ever treated a granuloma at home and had success with it? If so, what did you use to clean it, and how often did you clean it. I really don't want her to get surgery, any advice would appreciated.