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

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Dr. William Singer
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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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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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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.

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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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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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?

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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How do I get rid of a navel/belly button fetish?

How do I get rid of a navel/belly button fetish?

Psychotherapy ?CBT: Obsessional ideation can typically be dealt with best with cognitive behavior therapy. Thought stopping is strategy where when you start to obsess, you close your eyes and visualize a large re stop sign and shout to yourself, "stop." intentional distraction can be effective. More analytical type therapy would focus on origins and "what does this mean?" approaches. This would likely be helpful. ...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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I have dark bumps directly under my belly button and i believe they may be razor bumps but i haven't shaved there in months, how do I get rid of them?

I have dark bumps directly under my belly button and i believe they may be razor bumps but i haven't shaved there in months, how do I get rid of them?

Time: Time, avoidance of sun and tobacco use are your initial best options. Silicone gel creams may also help. Scar revision are unlikely to produce improvements unless the scars are raised. Bleaching or laser treatments may help dark or hyperemic scars. Salicylic acid may also help razor bumps. ...Read more

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How can I prevent and get rid of stomaches above my belly button?

How can I prevent and get rid of stomaches above my belly button?

See your doctor: Pain in the belly can be caused by many different things, some serious. See your primary doctor, who can help sort things out for you. She or he can examine you and get tests as needed. ...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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Unusual watery discharge from the depths of my belly button...How do I get rid of it? I've cleaned it, dried it. Nothing seems to work.

See answer: Infection/irritation is most common cause of bellybutton discharge but a persistent watery discharge as you describe suggests the more uncommon cause known as "urachal remnant." before birth, there is a connection between the bellybutton and the bladder, called the urachus, which normally closes before birth. A patent (open) urachus allows urine to drain from bladder to navel. See md for diagnosis. ...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