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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

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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How to know if my belly button is infected after belly piercing?

How to know if my belly button is infected after belly piercing?

Any combo below: red hot painful oozing fluids or pus very tender expanding zone of redness if present see a physician ...Read more

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How to determine if a belly button piercing is fully healed?

How to determine if a belly button piercing is fully healed?

See answer: No more pain, no more swelling, no more redness, ...The same as when a person has their ears pierced. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an infected belly button piercing?

See your doctor: See your doctor to confirm if it is infected and what medicine you might need for care. This type of infection can potentially be very dangerous due to its location. ...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 should I clean a belly button piercing?

How should I clean a belly button piercing?

Isopropyl Alcohol: Clean the affected area with isopropyl alcohol and a clean cotton ball three times per day. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected bellybutton ring?

Skin infection: Without seeing this infection i would discuss hygeine and keeping the ring clean. But, if antibiotics do not help then the temporary removal of the ring may be warranted until the infection is fully treated. ...Read more

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What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal a keliod scar on my belly button percing ?

What can I do to heal a keliod scar on my belly button percing ?

Tend to recur: If your umbilical piercing has resulted in a true keloid scar, i would recommend removing it to prevent further growth of the scar. Keloids are notoriously difficult to treat and require surgical debulking, steroid injections and occasionally radiation therapy. If you have a hypertrophic scar, which is less bulky, you might try changing switching the piercing to 14k gold. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...Read more

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Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Navel Piercing: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

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How to treat belly button bleeding at home??

How to treat belly button bleeding at home??

Pressure: Wash the area gently, and apply direct pressure with a clean washcloth . After the bleeding is stopped, keep your hands away from the area and call your doctor if bleeding starts again. ...Read more

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Belly button piercing and tattoo, what to do?

Belly button piercing and tattoo, what to do?

Can you please : Clarify what the nature of your question is so that we can better help you. Need to re-ask. ...Read more

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Infected navel piercing, what to do?

Infected navel piercing, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Ernest: Better safe then sorry. Get the infection nipped in the bud. ...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 to treat infected nipple piercing?

How to treat infected nipple piercing?

Med eval: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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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