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Belly Button Piercing Red And Sore
Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Umbilical discomfort: Your umbilicus (belly button) can be sore for numerous reasons, but the most common are: 1. You are washing it either too much, or 2. You are washing to too little. If, however, you are pregnant, then it is common for pressure to build up and push out the umbilicus, which can also cause discomfort. Lastly, my may have an umbilical hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. ...Read more
I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?
Possible: Infection is possible, but the only way to make the dx is after an exam. Please make an apt to see your health care provider. ...Read more
Sounds like an: Infection. Seek medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Red itchy bumps in my stomach above my belly button n sometimess my belly button burns n turns red n smells?
Dermatitis: You may have number of conditions . Allergic dermatitis and fungal infection to mention few of them . Are other associated symptoms like rash? More history is needed to make suggestion . If condition persist , please see your family doc , he might figure out what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore .
Infection: May be bacterial or fungal. Clean it well with a q-tip and peroxide. Apply a coat of neosporin triple antibiotic and cover with a porous bandage. Change the bandage every 12 hours until it starts to look better. If it doesn't look less red or angry in 24-36 hours have a physician evaluate. If the redness is spreading around in the skin of the belly seek prompt treatment. ...Read more
Yeast or staph: If you have a piercing, this could be a bacterial infection like staph. Even without a piercing, yeast infections also start in that area because it is warm and moist. Clean it carefully with a q tip and some peroxide for a couple of days, and try putting some lotrimin (clotrimazole) anti-yeast cream in the area. If the redness spreads, you get fever or you have increased pain, see your doctor right away. ...Read more
My belly button stinks and is wet and crusty. It's pierced but it's not red around the piecing only inside the actual belly button. Why?
Infection: Your symptoms are suggesting a local infection, fungal/bacterial/mixed. Would suggest starting with an office visit with your pediatrician for a physical exam and a possible culture. The piercing might need to come out for the duration due to the fact that will act as an irritant. ...Read more
I get cramps between my bladder and belly button and a lot of puss in my belly button.. My belly above my button stucks out and is tender and hard?
Infection: You may have an infection in your belly button. Consult your doctor for cultures and treatment. ...Read more
An infection brewing: It seems that you have an infection there. Unfortunately, some have a very deep belly-button hole which can trap moisture/debris and can get infected. Early fungal infection can have itching to it, but bacterial infection typically causes more swelling. If an infected cyst is ruptured, it can stink. Since you are having pain, i suspect bacterial cause. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
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