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My belly button is red on the inside, there was a yellow-ish crust around it. will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and neosporin help?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe: IF belly button is red on the inside, there was a yellow-ish crust around it.See md get exam evaluation for infection
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Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe: It sounds like you might have a belly button infection. Bactrim DS: one pill twice daily for 10-14 days may effectively treat minor belly button skin infection as long there is no belly button ring present or it is removed. You may also have a more severe infection therefore you should see your primary care doctor for an examination and more detailed evaluation.
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Last updated Sep 2, 2016

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