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what do I do if my belly button is infected

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Keep the area cleaned and use a topical antibiotic cream, if the area does not get better or worsens, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation. B ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Don't swim: You should avoid exposure to water that may further infect your wound.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Belly button: Tender, sore, red, swollen, maybe discharge.
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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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Belly button: Check for redness, discharge or swelling.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Hernia infection : You will need to see your surgeon to evaluate it and see if culture from the wound can be obtained and specific treatment prescribed.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Contact your : Pediatrician for an immediate evaluation.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean O'mara
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Umbilical infection: Umbilical infections can occur like any area of the body where a break in the skin allows for bacteria to be established. Avoid playing with belly but ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Can't tell from here: How would i know that?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Discharge: You may have discharge, redness, tenderness.

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