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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

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


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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?

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?

Belly Button: A small amount of discharge around the belly button or umbilical stump is normal But if there is a significant amount or any redness, it should be looked at. Could be an early infection. ...Read more

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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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Redness inside belly button. No pain, itching or discharge?

Redness inside belly button. No pain, itching or discharge?

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

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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