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Causes Of Red Sore On Belly
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?
Can B12 deficiency cause upset stomach, red rashes or spots on the back of my palm, sore nd tingling tongue with occasional blood in saliva nd weakness?
Yes: All of those symptoms can be attributed to vitamin B12 deficiency. With the exception of the rash and spots they are classic signs of this problem. If you suspect that you may have a deficiency and you can't attribute it to poor diet/absorption, too much alcohol, or over use of anti acid drugs see your doctor for a proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be infection: Some people have a cyst or cavity beneath the skin at the belly button. Especially if you see a red color and smell an odour that could be a sign of an infection, and you should be examined. Many times an antibiotic is needed, and if the problem reoccurs surgery might be needed. ...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
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
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 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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