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A 18-year-old female asked:

My belly button is leaking yellow discharge it's got a very strong smell to it and is very red and itchy

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Need an exam: Best guess is leaking pus from deeper infection or weeping fluid from more superficial skin infection (like a fungal infection). A physician would need to examine to determine if drainage is necessary or if thorough cleaning/topical medication would suffice. Best wishes.
Last updated Apr 11, 2018

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