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Belly Button Oozing Newborn
My newborn umblical cord fell off today, what's the best way to take care of her new belly button?
Umbilical hernia: Is very common in newborn babies. It will appear like the belly button is full of air but it is actually protrusion of the intestinal wall which is, itself, full of air. These usually close spontaneously over years. It the protrusion cannot be pushed back in or the baby has pain you need to go right in to the doctor. Ask your baby's pediatrician to confirm ...Read more
I have a bug bite in my belly button and it really itchy and is oozing clear liquid what kind of bug bit me?
I don't have any health insurance and my belly button is oozing pus and blood and smells and it hurts below the belly button?
My 7 week old had his belly button silver nitrated because of oozing after his cord fell off. Now the skin is coming off and oozing worse. What to do?
Not normal: You need an exam and other testing, not normal to have that happen for now reason or if no piercing or surgery has been done. ...Read more
I have Crohn's and my belly button hurts really bad and is oozing pus and blood and stinks horrible. Any idea of what it is?
Infection: From your description it sounds like an infection. Please see a doctor to get it treated. ...Read more
Hello, I gor my belly button pierced 9/7/15 and its red around the top ball also yellow/white oozing. I think it ripped, what should I do?
It is likely Infecti: Infection of the skin and soft tissues deeper to the skin is common when you get piercing done under unhyegenic conditions. You may need to see a doctor to get this problem treated with antibiotics and for removal of this foreign body before you get into more serious health problems. Live a simpler life to keep your life less complicated. ...Read more
7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be
Can I wait to see the doctor or go to the emergency room. Belly button is filling with fluid slight yellow color from no visible cuts or abrasions. Two bumps oblong in shape next to each other. Discomfort when oozing which is becoming more frequent.
This: This is not an emergent situation unless you have a high fever or severe pain. You may have a cyst or abscess. Try warm compresses and neosprin over the area twice a day. If this does not work, schedule a routine office visit with your primary care provider. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had gall bladder out 11 days ago, belly button oozing puss and light pale blood but not a lot. Sore red painful. Docs r useless and not helping me.
Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more