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can i use hydrocortisone for a belly button infection?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: An infection should not be treated with Hydrocortisone which may potentially make the infection worse.

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My 5 month old breast fed daughter consistently has liquid bowel movements, she's gaining weight well, are liquid poops distinct from diarrhea?

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