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flucloxacillin belly button infection

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, give you an examination, possibly order some tests, and provide answers for your symptoms.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Hygiene: Wash with soap and water. Remove the piercing and apply antibiotic ointment to it and then reapply to the tract. If this doesn't work you must conside ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Appropriate antibiotics should resolve the issue.
A male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
What type?: Hard to tell what type of infection we are talking about here. If pus comes out, clean with alcohol and put antibiotic ointment. You may need antibiot ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery: Yes and no. If your navel demonstrates intertrigo (redness due to excess skin), then this surgery may help. If redness or infection is unrelated to ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Urachal cyst: Umbilical hernia, urachal cyst, some other skin infection, or cyst. Potential danger. See general surgeon.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: An infection should not be treated with Hydrocortisone which may potentially make the infection worse.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
50 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with surgeon: You may be having some thing more than only infection of belly button . There may be any reason as infection is not going away or there is some tissue ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Any PCP or: dermatologist should be able to easily handle this infection.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Persistent urachus?: If you have fluid coming from your belly button, i'm betting this is the cause -- read about it and see if it fits.

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