Post-operative Recommendations for Newborns

Polysporin and Tempra
  • The gland may sometimes appear red.
  • No bandage is necessary.
  • Do not worry if child becomes irritable during the first 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Tempra© (according to the dose recommended for the infant’s weight) every 6 hours if the child seems uncomfortable in the days after the procedure.
  • Apply Polysporin© ointment (not cream) on the gland and the ring at every diaper change until the ring falls off.
  • Continue to apply Polysporin© twice per day for three days in order to avoid adhesions.
  • Give a bath as usual; there are no counter indications after 24 hours.
  • If the ring has not fallen off after 10 days, it is important to come back in to make sure the ring is not stuck. In such cases, it may be required to cut the cord and remove the ring manually. Sometimes local anesthesia may be re-injected. The residual edema will recover within the following weeks.
  • After the fall of the ring, further implement the © Polysporin twice a day for 1 month to prevent adhesions.


If any complication or problem occurs outside our business hours, or if you are not able to join a secretary to make an appointment, please report to Verdun Hospital Emergency. The emergency physician will try to join Dr. Marois to get his report. Dr. Marois will then be able to give his recommendations over the telephone or will come to see you directly at the emergency room.


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