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What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

Low grade infection: She have a low grade infection in her belly button. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area 4 times daily. ...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 am 8 days post lap app. I started noticing redness to the right of belly button incision. It is sore, tender to the touch. Feels muscular. Normal?

I am 8 days post lap app. I started noticing redness to the right of belly button incision. It is sore, tender to the touch. Feels muscular. Normal?

Healing: Redness and itching as well as soreness can be seen around skin stitches at this time. Localized redness with itching and soreness can represent the starting of an infection. You need to let your surgeon know about this and if it worsens, you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Iv woke up with a sore red itchy belly button?

Iv woke up with a sore red itchy belly button?

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

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Hi, I have puss coming out of my belly button, it's sore and red sometimes bloody

Hi, I have puss coming out of my belly button, it's sore and red sometimes bloody

Get it checked: This is probably an infection and may need oral antibiotics to treat as well as topical. You didn't mention if it was pierced, but if so, removal might be necessary for it to heal. ...Read more

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My belly button is sore and slightly red. What is wrong?

My belly button is sore and slightly red. What is wrong?

This could be an: Infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema or hives, . ...Read more

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Red and itchy belly button piercing. Could it be infected? How do I treat this?

Red and itchy belly button piercing. Could it be infected? How do I treat this?

Contact dermatitis: The metal may be responsible. If drainage, pus- remove the ring, antibiotic ointment like bactroban (mupirocin) locally bid. See pmd. ...Read more

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My belly button is red, sore and has a strong odour. What could be causing this?

My belly button is red, sore and has a strong odour. What could be causing this?

Infection.: Infection of the canal. Might want to clean this with peroxide or saline and put an antibiotic cream in there until it heals. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning to my belly button being red and very sore what could cause this?

I woke up this morning to my belly button being red and very sore what could cause this?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests an infection and you should consult a doctor. ...Read more

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My belly button is very red and very sore, sometimes a little bloody. What is it, and what are some home remedies I could do?

Belly button: This is a localized irritation or infection of the skin in and around the belly button. Wash inside well and then wash with hydrogen peroxide. Then put a neosporin or bacitracin ointment in there for a few days. It should be fine. ...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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Sore belly button. It is red around the button, and it smells of rotten cheese.?

Sore belly button. It is red around the button, and it smells of rotten cheese.?

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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I have a very red very sore belly button I also keep getting little spots around the tummy area?

Yeast infection??: Yeast like to grow in warm moist areas like a "belly button" (umbilicus) also in the groin. Axilla, vagina etc. Make an appointment with your family physician. If it is a yeast infection it is easily treated. The way to avoid this problem is after taking a shower dry the aforementioned areas well. I see this problem a lot and also recommend using a hair dryer to make sure the akin is dry, ...Read more

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My belly button is red and sore. It also seems to be a little wet with discharge. What should I do to remedy it?

Infection: Sounds like it is infected or irritated. Go to a doctor and have them look. You may need antibiotics. They should also check for umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See your primary: Could be many things? If you don't have a belly ring then most likely is a small cyst or lipoma. Would want to know if you feels these bumps anywhere else. Try warm soaks but would have your primary doctor look at it ...Read more

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Got my belly button pierced 3 months ago. Recent hard bump below piercing just oozed out squishy red flesh-like skin or tissue. It's attatched & hurts?

Got my belly button pierced 3 months ago. Recent hard bump below piercing just oozed out squishy red flesh-like skin or tissue. It's attatched & hurts?

Infected: The body tissue really dislikes foreign body like piercing and the area is thus more prone to irritation and infection. You really need to see a doctor ASAP before the infection spreads further. ...Read more

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My belly button is itchy and red and sometimes wet and sometimes crusty. I don't have a piercing and shower regularly.?

My belly button is itchy and red and sometimes wet and sometimes crusty. I don't have a piercing and shower regularly.?

Relax...: ...It's probably not a hygiene problem; but it could be a superficial bacterial or fungal infection, the vast majority of which have nothing to do with bathing (or lack of it). The belly button is also a classic site for psoriasis, and certain kinds of eczemas. See a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My belly button piercing is red all over and has fluid, but it only hurts when it's hit or when I move certain ways. Is it infected?

My belly button piercing is red all over and has fluid, but it only hurts when it's hit or when I move certain ways. Is it infected?

Possible: It can be anywhere from mechanical irritation to an infection, bacterial or fungal. Have your doc take a look at the area, maybe have the fluid cultured if infection is of concern. In the interim removing the piercing, if possible, keeping the area dry and covered and otherwise normal hygiene, only water and soap should suffice. ...Read more

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My belly button is sore and red it has lumps inside and outside of it I know its not a hernia?

My belly button is sore and red it has lumps inside and outside of it I know its not a hernia?

Umbilical hernia: It could either be a hernia or umbilical infection from multiple causes like umbilical pilonidal disease or just a local skin condition. See a surgeon that can help you determine what the cause and treatment should be for this problem ...Read more

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My husband belly button is sore, red, and burning what should I do? Does he need to go to the hospital?

See your Doctor: He may have infection in his belly button and needs to be checked. See your family doctor and if he is not available go to ER ...Read more

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I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore.

I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore.

See your doctor: A painful, red belly button is likely infected, and may also be symptomatic of a hernia there, if swollen. See a doctor promptly for antibiotics and possible surgery consultation. ...Read more

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How's it best to treat a sore, red "Inny" belly button. Often damp with sweat as having to wear layers due to the cold.

Rubbing alcohol: Clean with rubbing alcohol and keep it dry withcorn starch powder. Topical steroids may be needed, in which case please have it seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My belly button ring is red around the top ball but it's not sore or no puss coming out. Is this bad and what should I do.?

PIERCING PROBLEM: You may be developing an infection. You may try a topical (cream) anti microbial like Neosporin. The key, however, is close monitoring for worsening symptoms... which would prompt evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more