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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
6M people helped
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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Is it possible to get rid of belly button infection?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
Is it possible to get rid of belly button infection?

Yes: Appropriate antibiotics should resolve the issue.

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Kenneth Dembny
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
24 years in practice
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I have a keloid on my navel due to migration of belly button piercing. Its quite large and im just wondering if it is possible to get rid of it.

Dr. Kenneth Dembny
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
24 years in practice
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I have a keloid on my navel due to migration of belly button piercing. Its quite large and im just wondering if it is possible to get rid of it.

Treatment KeloidScar: Consult a plastic surgeon to discuss your treatment options for a keloid/hypertrophic scar -- typically these would be injection of corticosteroids into the scar vs. Scar excision. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Which type of antibiotic do doctors give you for a belly button piercing infection?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Which type of antibiotic do doctors give you for a belly button piercing infection?

See details: One that will cover staph and strep, the 2 most likely bacteria to cause the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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How should I treat a possible belly button piercing infection?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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I have an infection on my belly button piercing. What Can I do?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
2M people helped
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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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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Belly button piercing i got a week ago has gotten red around the holes. Best way to keep it from growing into an infection?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped

See your doctor: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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Can amoxicillin be used for an infection in belly button piercing?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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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