A 17-year-old male asked:
I have a red spot in my belly button. what is it? is it dangerous?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Spot in belly button: Very hard to know without seeing it. But, in general, if something is swelling up, red and painful, then it should be evaluated for infection. Sometimes you can get an early infection to drain (and heal) by applying damp heat (like a warm, wet washcloth) for 20 minutes a few times a day. If it hurts and gets worse, if you see pus draining, or if you feel sick, go get it checked.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2016
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