A 18-year-old male asked:
how does a belly button get infected?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sean O'mara answered
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 buttons to avoid causing trauma. Mild touching is usually not a problem but more forceful rubbing can be. Applying a small amount of rubbing alcohol (1/2 tsp) to the area followed by a small amount of antibiotic ointment after dried can help
Answered on May 17, 2014
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