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infections in the belly button

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: This depends upon your definition of contagion. Anyone touching the dressings, the wound or your skin can become a carrier of the same organism, but ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast: You can use monitstat or a similar product.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any moist, warm place can get a topical yeast infection, such as the navel, between the legs, between the toes, or between folds of skin. It typicall ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely: due to insulin resistance/carbohydrate sensitivity, getting tested for this may help, and could help reduce potential risk of diabetes
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Clean: By keeping the area clean and dry. You can use soap and water. Hibiclens is a antibacterial soap. You may need oral antibiotics from your dermatologis ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Clean with hydrogen: peroxide and water, put topical antibiotic ointment til you can see a doctor to be evaluated
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Keep it clean and treat with antibiotics.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Retained stuff.: An innie can retain lint and dirt and water. The combination can cause breakdown of the skin in the canal and superficial infection.

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