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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of A Belly Button Piercing Infection

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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How can I get rid of a belly pooch?

How can I get rid of a belly pooch?

Spot fat loss does : not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How do I treat a keloid from a belly piercing?

How do I treat a keloid from a belly piercing?

Steroid Injections: If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for injections. After a series of injections, you can attempt excision to remove the keloid. See your surgeon for options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rash around my belly button?

How can I get rid of a rash around my belly button?

See your docot.: He/she will have to examine the rash personally to make the diagnosis and offer a treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a groin infection?

How can I get rid of a groin infection?

See your doctor: Will likely need to get antibiotics from your doctor. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get rid of a beer belly?

How hard is it to get rid of a beer belly?

Not all that hard: Any weight loss is not easy to achieve if you do not have motivation and discipline. It requires a low carbohydrate diet (no alcohol), aerobic exercising and strength training. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of an infected hip piercing?

How can you get rid of an infected hip piercing?

Infected piercing: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you take care of a belly button piercing?

How do you take care of a belly button piercing?

Guidelines: Please get a trusted friend/family member 16 or older to ask questions per HealthTap policy. Good, important question. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of an eyebrow piercing scar?

How do you get rid of an eyebrow piercing scar?

Usually remove : The scars above and below cam be surgically removed and stitched to close the openings. By placing incisions parallel to the brows, this usually results in minimal scars that are easily concealed. Done outpatient, local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

Piercing Scar: You can never completely get rid of all scarring after a piercing but perhaps a physician can help minimize the scarring through advice, injections of medication or minor procedures. ...Read more

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What is a good way to heal a belly button infection?

What is a good way to heal a belly button infection?

Hygiene: Wash with soap and water. Remove the piercing and apply antibiotic ointment to it and then reapply to the tract. If this doesn't work you must consider being allergic to the metal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a droopy belly after a hysterectomy?

How to get rid of a droopy belly after a hysterectomy?

Abdominoplasty: You can try exercise, weight management, abdominoplasty or liposuction depending on what is causing your problem. Hysterectomy doesn't change your body configuration except for incisions and related scars. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a yeast infection of the belly button?

What can you do to treat a yeast infection of the belly button?

?diagnosis: Make sure you know it's a yeast infection ! if your doctor has cultured it then she/he will treat it with the appropriate medication, local anti-fungal cream. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of that fat underneath your belly button?

What can I do to get rid of that fat underneath your belly button?

Belly Blubber: Get rid of abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Weight training can help build muscle which helps to increase your metabolic rate. ...Read more

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How to get rid of this lump/scar/boil from my piercing?

How to get rid of this lump/scar/boil from my piercing?

Can't say without: knowing what it actually is. Recommend medical evaluation. ...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


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