A 19-year-old male asked:
My belly button is itchy red crusty smelly and bleeding ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 32 years experience
Infection: May be bacterial or fungal. Clean it well with a q-tip and peroxide. Apply a coat of neosporin triple antibiotic and cover with a porous bandage. Change the bandage every 12 hours until it starts to look better. If it doesn't look less red or angry in 24-36 hours have a physician evaluate. If the redness is spreading around in the skin of the belly seek prompt treatment.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
What does it mean when your belly button is red and crusty?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 30 years experience
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