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my belly button is red inside

A female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: IF belly button is red on the inside, there was a yellow-ish crust around it.See md get exam evaluation for infection
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Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: It sounds like you might have a belly button infection. Bactrim DS: one pill twice daily for 10-14 days may effectively treat minor belly button skin ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Need cleaning: The belly button is a great hideout, it's difficult to clean and some secretion might accumulate. Needs to clean possibly using soap-water and a qtip ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
I think you: Have an infection inside your umbilicus, maybe a fungus infection. Show it to your doctor and if it is a fungus infection get tested for diabetes whi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Exon
47 years experience Pediatrics
Uncertain: May be bacterial infection-if so it should be tender. If it does not resolve promptly a physician visit is recommended.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Belt buckle?: A metal belt buckle can cause nickel ions to dissolve in sweat and be carried to the skin, where they often cause a severe allergic reaction.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Suggests infection: If the liquid you have coming out of the belly button has a bad smell there is probably some infection present. You can clean the area well with soap ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Carlston
40 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Redness around the belly button is much more common in newborns than at 11 months. Earlier it would certainly be a local infection and potentially qu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Bethea
17 years experience Child Psychiatry
No problem: Likely just a friction phenomenon. You can try a barrier (lotion/cream) moisturizer but the old school mantra holds . . . no pain, no itching, no dis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Needs an exam: Generally a hernia is a mildly tender lump or bulge. It is usually not an indentation. Redness could indicate a skin infection. Needs a physical exam ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Umbilicus: The umbilicus is often the site of infection and this may cause the discomfort. Have the area cleaned with a mild soap and apply an antibacterial oint ... Read More

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