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Baby Red Belly Button
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
I have 11 days old baby girl and there are more than normal discharge from her belly button. No redness around the belly button and no fever. Any risk?
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?
11day new baby and the umbilical cord hasn't fallen off & red in the belly button when should it fall off? Or should I c her dr? No discharged or odor
Umbilical cord: A newborn's umbilical cord falls off anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks. Keeping it dry is the key for it falling off sooner. I recommend using a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean just the area where the cord attaches to the skin during diaper changers and fold the diaper top down toward the skin to keep urine from getting the cord wet. Have you pediatrician look at it at the 2 week check. ...Read more
Uncertain: May be bacterial infection-if so it should be tender. If it does not resolve promptly a physician visit is recommended. ...Read more
Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. ...Read more
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
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
No problem: Likely just a friction phenomenon. You can try a barrier (lotion/cream) moisturizer but the old school mantra holds . . . no pain, no itching, no discharge = no problem. ...Read more
Belly button has odor, fluid an crust forms around it, no pain or redness dr gave mupirocin. How to apply? Does it go inside belly button?
Urachal cyst?: Maybe you have a urachal cyst that has become infected. Urachal cyst is a minor congenital anomaly, a remnant of the umblical cord. If so, minor surgery might be required to cure and/or prevent repeat infection. A normal naval might occasionally get infected, especially if quite deep or if you are overweight. For now, just work the cream as deeply into your naval as you can. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Belly button peircing got infected cleaning w peroxide but i now have redness inside the belly button should i call my dr im concerned it will spread?
I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically on the 23rd of march. Am now noticing increased redness around belly button incision. Is this normal?
NO IT IS NOT: Depend on the natyre of the redness generally speaking it is not it could indicate infection see your surgeon he definitly want to know about it he could either assure you or tske care of it most surgeon uses absoreable suture in this area sometime it does not get absorbed and the body trying to reject it. ...Read more
Small hard anchored lump just outside belly button at about 6 o'clock when looking at it. Tender when squeezing slight redness over area. No drainage.
Had my belly button pierced 5 months ago, all of a sudden slight bleeding and yellowish pus no pain or redness or swelling
Infection: Even in the absence of redness I consider this to be an infection in the navel. Treat this with warm soaks, pat dry and apply an antibacterial ointment like neosporin. Wipe the surrounding skin with rubbing alcohol to prevent spread of bacteria there. If surrounding redness,swelling,fever,chills or continuing draining of pus occurs, see your physician for treatment. ...Read more
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