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A 46-year-old member asked:

what could i do to cure a bad bellyring infection?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Foreign body: First you need to know whether it is an infection or you are allergic to the metal in the ring. If you have infection the foreign body (belly ring) most likely needs to come out & you may get some symptomatic relief w/warm packs but you may also need antibiotics. If it's an allergy to the metal, the ring will need to come out & you will need to either try a different ring of pure gold/silver/pl.

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Who gets stec infections?

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What is a pseudomonas infection?

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