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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of Belly Button Smell

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How and why dose the belly button get to smelling bad and how can one prevent the disgusting smell?

How and why dose the belly button get to smelling bad and how can one prevent the disgusting smell?

Infection?: Disgusting smells are worrisome for infections. Try cleaning out your belly button, perhaps drying w/rubbing alcohol. If that doesn't help, get Family Doc or Dermatologist to evaluate.

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


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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.

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.

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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).

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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.

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I have a really bad pain by my belly button and it really hurts when I try to go to the toilet, but nothing comes out. How can I get rid of the pain?

I have a really bad pain by my belly button and it really hurts when I try to go to the toilet, but nothing comes out. How can I get rid of the pain?

Belly pain: Undiagnosed abdominal pain requires that you see your doctor to determine what your problem is. E.G. You could be having appendicitis or pelvic infection or other problem. If you do not have a doctor, go to a walk in clinic.

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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.

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

What's 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

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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.

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Can you tell me how to get rid if fat under belly button?

Can you tell me how to get rid if fat under belly button?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hi my problem is smelly belly button I clean all time but can't get rid of it what shall I do?!

Hi my problem is smelly belly button I clean all time but can't get rid of it what shall I do?!

Smelly Belly Button: Smelly belly button can be due to growth of bacteria and fungus as it does not get enough air and stays moist and swetty, it happens more often to people who are obese and lot of fat in the belly area, but can happen to others as well. To get rid of it you need to clean it thoroghly when you take a bath/shower and dry it with a hairdryer everyday and repeat daily, you will be able to get rid of it.

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Can plastic surgeons get rid of stretch marks that are above the belly button?

Can plastic surgeons get rid of stretch marks that are above the belly button?

Difficult: Stretch marks are notoriously difficult to treat. A tummy tuck can remove them below the belly button and sometimes if there is enough loose skin, just above the belly button. However, if they cannot be cut out, then the next best step is either, micro needling or fractional laser to reduce the appearance.

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What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise to get rid of a little fat under the belly button on your stomach?

What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise to get rid of a little fat under the belly button on your stomach?

All exercise is good: You need to lose weight. For this you must eat less and exercise more. But calorie rich food is the main culprit. Exercise alone would not make you lose much weight unless you also cut down on calories. Eat healthy foods which are low in calories such as veggies, fruits and grains. Avoid high sugared foods, meats, fried foods and dairy. Then you will have a flat belly in a couple of months..

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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.

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