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treating an infected belly button piercing

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infected navel : piercing. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph node ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: See your doctor to confirm if it is infected and what medicine you might need for care. This type of infection can potentially be very dangerous due ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Primary Hygiene +Yes: 20 y/o Female asks, Could I take doxy-cycline for an infected belly button piercing? Sounds like one already has doxy-cycline available and is not all ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Usually: nothing is need but it will be more protective
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not but..: It is not a good choice because almost the all staphylococci will not be sensitive.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infected Piercing: you should take what is prescribed for you for that particular infection. You should not have antibiotics left over from another infection or take ano ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Essentially anything below the diaphragm can cause your lymph nodes to enlarge from the groin downward.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Any combo below: red hot painful oozing fluids or pus very tender expanding zone of redness if present see a physician
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
ProofIsInThePudding: Everythinnnnnng? Hmmmmm?Did you pour hot chocolate pudding into it? Or see a psychic healer? Or, oh wait,how about seeing a regular ol' doc?One who'll ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Pain could be the first symptom, with possible infection under your skin (without pus). If the pain persisits, see your dr. For an evaluation of the ... Read More

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