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Belly Button Infection
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, give you an examination, possibly order some tests, and provide answers for your symptoms. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Sore belly button: It is possible that you have a bad bacteria germ living within your belly button, or umbilicus. You can try to cleanse inside with antibacterial soap and use neosporin to kill the germ. If this does not work, you should go to a doctor for a bacterial culture and proper antibiotics. The germ may be contagious to your newborn child and others in your household. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How Do I Treat a Belly Button Infection? It keeps coming on and off for every 45 days? Did went for ultra sound and other tests, everything normal.
What type?: Hard to tell what type of infection we are talking about here. If pus comes out, clean with alcohol and put antibiotic ointment. You may need antibiotics for which you need a medical evaluation and even a culture of the area. If there is no pocket of pus just under the skin and with no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Appropriate antibiotics should resolve the issue.Get a more detailed answer ›
If due 2 skin excess: As Dr. Hess described, excess skin can cause excessive moisture and skin breakdown called intertrigo erythema which can secondarily be infected by fungus or bacteria. A tummy tuck could correct this. If however the infection is due to a cyst or other condition, a tummy tuck may not help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What kind of doctor to see when having a belly button infection? I have discharge coming out of my belly button and I think there is a lump as well.
Any PCP or: dermatologist should be able to easily handle this infection. ...Read more
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