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Dr. Nudrat Nauman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My 3 month old baby has a red belly button and it hurts him?

My 3 month old baby has a red belly button and it hurts him?

See a pediatrician: Belly button redness and tenderness in an infant may mean the start of an infection. He needs to be seen soon by his doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
51 years in practice
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My old belly-button piercing hole has semi-solid, white pus coming from it when I squeeze and is red - had baby 9 days ago. Do I need to do anything?

My old belly-button piercing hole has semi-solid, white pus coming from it when I squeeze and is red - had baby 9 days ago. Do I need to do anything?

Sebum: Do not put anything into the piercing. Wash in shower. See a DR if it is very sore or swollen. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, triple antibiotic as these will do no good and are common sensitizers. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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A smelly clear fliquid coming out from belly button no pain no sweeling no redness just a fluid only?

A smelly clear fliquid  coming out from belly button no pain no sweeling no redness just a fluid only?

Suggests infection: If the liquid you have coming out of the belly button has a bad smell there is probably some infection present. You can clean the area well with soap and water followed by alcohol to the area. Keep the area dry and clean in this manner for 2-3 days. If the problem persists, see a physician and get the fluid cultured and treated with the proper medication that may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
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There's bruseing and redness around my wife's belly button what does that mean?

There's bruseing and redness around my wife's belly button what does that mean?

Belt buckle?: A metal belt buckle can cause nickel ions to dissolve in sweat and be carried to the skin, where they often cause a severe allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Michael Carlston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My baby11mo. Has redness around her belly button only, it's a week now.. What could this be? Can i put anything on it?

My baby11mo. Has redness around her belly button only, it's a week now.. What could this be? Can i put anything on it?

Inflammation: Redness around the belly button is much more common in newborns than at 11 months. Earlier it would certainly be a local infection and potentially quite serious. At this age, a bug bite, with a local reaction is more likely. Some warm most packs would be useful. Then put on a topical antibiotic salve (neosporin) or better still calendula ointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Exon
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Please help! I have redness of belly button what does it mean?

Please help! I have redness of belly button what does it mean?

Uncertain: May be bacterial infection-if so it should be tender. If it does not resolve promptly a physician visit is recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have a inny belly button , I shower regularly and juat recently I notixed redness, moist , and dryness around the crater part of my belly button?

Belly Button Problem: Red, moist, and dry belly-buton crater. Red and moist? Can't be both. If it itches it might be an allergy to soap, to snaps on jeans, laundry detergent, a yeast infections, and other skin conditions. If it bothers you with itching and some soreness, check with your dermatologist or regular physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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If theres a bit of redness and dent above belly button, do I have a hernia?

If theres a bit of redness and dent above belly button, do I have a hernia?

Needs an exam: Generally a hernia is a mildly tender lump or bulge. It is usually not an indentation. Redness could indicate a skin infection. Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful..also there's a red dot in the middle of it.

Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful..also there's a red dot in the middle of it.

Skin infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection. This type of infection is often called a boil. These often start with a clogged pore or hair follicle. You should get medical attention. It may need to be drained in the clinic. If allowed to progress, it can spread and become dangerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Aurea Tomeski
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