Using hot water, lantern heat, toothpaste for umbilical cord care dangerous –Paediatricians

Consultant paediatricians have warned against the use of toothpaste, heat from lanterns and hot water for the care of the umbilical cord. Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise in separate interviews, the paediatricians also warned that using cow dung and mentholated ointment for the care of the umbilical cord can lead to infections and neonatal death.  A…

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