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Belly Button Piercing Red And Sore
Can you sleep on your stomach after a belly button piercing? I always sleep on my stomach, will it make it sore or irritate it?
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
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
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
My belly button is very red and really sore, and looks like puss inside as well as an odor. What is this? What causes 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
I was cleaning my belly button a few days back. But after that it became red and sore and its wet at times. What do I do?
Normal: Shower with soap do not rub too much. Wait for 1 wk ...Read more
Belly button piercing I got a week ago has gotten red around the holes. Best way to keep it from growing into an infection?
See your doctor: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
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?
Belly button peircing got infected cleaning w peroxide but I now have redness inside the belly button should I call my dr im concerned it will spread?
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
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
I had a laparoscopy and a month later my belly button is weeping, red, sore and has a small circle hole in it?
My belly button is red and sore. It also seems to be a little wet with discharge. What should I do to remedy it?
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
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?
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
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
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
I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore.
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.
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
Today I noticed a red rash in my belly button and it's very sore with teeny tiny white bumps everywhere. What could this be?
Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more