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A 21-year-old male asked:

what can i use for belly button infection?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Where is the infection deep or on the skin? The treatment depends on the location.
Dr. Noel Shamley
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Surgical spirits : Hi There are many causes A swab sent testing could assist Try an antiseptic cream or alcohol swab initially could be of assistance
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Drs. N and S. You may try triple antibiotic cream, available over the counter. If that does not help in 3-5 days, it would be prudent to see a doctor. If you get fever, or a purulent discharge develops, see a doctor sooner. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, give you an examination, possibly order some tests, and provide answers for your symptoms.

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What could cause an infection of the belly button?

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Retained stuff.: An innie can retain lint and dirt and water. The combination can cause breakdown of the skin in the canal and superficial infection.
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Belly button peircing infection?

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QUESTION??!!: So are you asking what to do with an infection from a piercing? Definitely see your physician to see if it requires and antibiotic or just topical antibiotic ointment. Also, may depend on the type of metal that is in the piercing.
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How to remove an infection in belly button?

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See details: Keep it clean and treat with antibiotics.
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Infection around belly button while preganat?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Cellulitis?: It is not uncommon during pregnancy and strectching of the abdominal wall to have pain and possibly even some redness at the belly button. If there is pain and redness, this should be evaluated by your doctor to make sure there is not an infection or bowel stuck in the hernia.
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IS A STAFH INFECTION IN THE BELLY BUTTON CONTAGIOUS?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Depends: This depends upon your definition of contagion. Anyone touching the dressings, the wound or your skin can become a carrier of the same organism, but whether or not they will become infected depends upon a very diverse assortment of factors.

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