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A 23-year-old female asked:

Took out navel stone, belly button has odor clear/a little yellow oil or discharge that form crust. no redness or pain. will mupirocin work? just started using it. do i put it deep inside belly button? i only put some on the outside ring area

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Dr. Marcela Riojas
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Navel Stone: Yes mupirocin can help if there is an infection and you can apply it deep into your belly button twice a day for 7days. If your skin becomes indurates, warm, tender, worsening, very red, and draining increases you must see your Primary Care Physician.
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