A 5-year-old female asked:
my 5yr old daughter's belly button started "leaking" a very smelly fluid today. it does seem worse tonight than this morning. any advice on what it is?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Nela Cordero answered
53 years experience Pediatrics
INFECTION: Having smelly discharge from the belly botton means infection. It has to be cleaned and apply antibiotic cream.
Answered on Nov 23, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Minor vs major issue: This can be simply a reflection of a simple infected bug bite or poor hygiene in the area leading to a skin infection.There are rare cases where the bladder is connected by a remnant of fetal development to underside of the belly button and can produce such a "leaking". It would be wise to have it evaluated.
Answered on Dec 3, 2013
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