DS's belly button is refusing to heal properly. He's now 10 months and it still has a small red dot in the middle that bleeds onto his vests - like this . it only spots not copious bleeding but still, it needs sorting. It's been cauterised with silver nitrate more times than I can remember and tied off again once. The rest of it is all well healed, it's just this small dot. Whilst our GP is pondering what to do next, I was wondering if anyone had ever had the same thing and what they did.
Yes, ds had an unhealed belly button. The HV recommended salt. I put normal table salt under gauze on to the site (just a pinch) twice a day for 10-15 minutes. Within 2 days it was healed. This was recommended as an alternative to cauterising with silver nitrate. Worth a try?