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Whats the best way to get rid of an infection in just the bottom hole of your bottom belly button ring?

Whats the best way to get rid of an infection in just the bottom hole of your bottom belly button ring?

Consider this:: Clean with mild soap and water, and use topical bacitracin, two or three times a day. Keep it covered with a bandaid to avoid irritation. If no better in 3-5 days see doc. If fever, surrounding redness, increasing pain, get seen immediately. Hope it is nothing! Also, with any skin wound make sure your tetanus is current. If diabetic or have a serious chronic medical condition, see/call MD ASAP ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How should I treat a possible belly button piercing infection?

How should I treat a possible belly button piercing infection?

Clean: By keeping the area clean and dry. You can use soap and water. Hibiclens is a antibacterial soap. You may need oral antibiotics from your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have an infection on my belly button piercing. What Can I do?

I have an infection on my belly button piercing. What Can I do?

Clean with hydrogen: peroxide and water, put topical antibiotic ointment til you can see a doctor to be evaluated ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be used for an infection in belly button piercing?

Can amoxicillin be used for an infection in belly button piercing?

Maybe: It might work but not at all a wise choice because most staphylococci are resistant to it. ...Read more

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Does it help? Does bio-oil help to remove a small keloid from my belly button? My keloid doesn't itch or anything is just there from a piercing infection about 2 years ago. What can I do?

Does it help? Does bio-oil help to remove a small keloid from my belly button? My keloid doesn't itch or anything is just there from a piercing infection about 2 years ago. What can I do?

See plastic surgeon: Keloids are difficult but not impossible to treat, but I am not aware of any over the counter products that are effective. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery--don't waste your money on things that will not work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Infection in belly button (oozing blood, pus and tender, not from piercing) appointment with pcp 4 days out. Should i seek urgent care or wait ?

Infection in belly button (oozing blood, pus and tender, not from piercing) appointment with pcp 4 days out. Should i seek urgent care or wait ?

Infection: You should seek urgent care if you are having a lot of pain or getting a high fever. Could clean the site with antiseptic and use antibiotic ointment and hot packs until seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Do core exercises and overall health exercises like walking and biking help you get rid of a belly pouch. Its this little pouch under my belly button.?

Do core exercises and overall health exercises like walking and biking help you get rid of a belly pouch. Its this little pouch under my belly button.?

Eat less; & exercise: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than he burns off, or he cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). ...Read more

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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


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


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