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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Omphalitis: Redness around the navel is often due to a mild infection by yeast or skin bacteria. Treatment consists of good hygiene and application of an ointment ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Exon
48 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
39 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
35 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
41 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
41 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Low grade infection: She have a low grade infection in her belly button. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area 4 times daily.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Bethea
18 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
39 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
61 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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