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A 32-year-old member asked:

How should i treat a possible belly button piercing infection?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Clean: By keeping the area clean and dry. You can use soap and water. Hibiclens is a antibacterial soap. You may need oral antibiotics from your dermatologist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Which type of antibiotic do doctors give you for a belly button piercing infection?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: One that will cover staph and strep, the 2 most likely bacteria to cause the infection.
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A female asked:

I have an infection on my belly button piercing. What Can I do?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
Clean with hydrogen: peroxide and water, put topical antibiotic ointment til you can see a doctor to be evaluated
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Belly button peircing infection?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
QUESTION??!!: So are you asking what to do with an infection from a piercing? Definitely see your physician to see if it requires and antibiotic or just topical antibiotic ointment. Also, may depend on the type of metal that is in the piercing.
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Last updated Aug 4, 2020

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