A 24-year-old female asked:
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8wk old baby i believe belly button is infected.has a smell to it and something poking out i tried cleaning it with peroxide it started to bubble up?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Contact your : Pediatrician for an immediate evaluation.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Jean Steichen
51 years experience Neonatology
Possible infection : You need to take your baby to a dr depending how significant this is it needs to be treated with topical antibiotics and if there is cellulitis ( tissue infection around the belly button your baby may need systemic antibiotics.
Answered on Nov 16, 2013
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Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Yes: It could be impetigo if this is something new if this is a recurrent problem it could be an umbelical granuloma either ways it needs to be treated
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Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You should see your doctor to be sure that you do not have staph infection which will need antibiotic therapy.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is unlikely: It is quite common infection and is superficial and easy to treat and does not cause septicemia if properly treated.
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be: Better take her to the pediatrician for assessment, she is due for the routine 2 weeks baby visit anyhow, wish you both wellness
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