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I had a tummy tuck 5 yrs ago. They put my belly button back. Is it normal for my belly button to keep getting infected ?

I had a tummy tuck 5 yrs ago. They put my belly button back. Is it normal for my belly button to keep getting infected ?

Cyst or suture: Although delayed healing of the umbilicus is very common, once healed it will usually stay closed. Prolonged wound drainage may be an indication of a cyst or suture abscess for infection of permanent sutures used to repair the diastasis. If this does not respond to a course of antibiotics, removal of the suture could be a simple solution to your problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if my childs belly button is infected after the stomp has fallen off?

How do I know if my childs belly button is infected after the stomp has fallen off?

Omphalitis: Signs of infection in a recently separated umbilical stump (omphalitis) would be (1) foul odor (2) purulent discharge (3) redness around the skin (4) warmth to the area, greater than surrounding skin (5) bleeding possible (6) infant sick with fever. Its rare, less than 1% and occurs within the first week of life. If in doubt let your pediatrician or family physician check it. ...Read more

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How does a belly button get infected?

Many ways: If you don't keep it cleaned . If there is any foreign object. If there is any injury to skin of the belly button. ...Read more

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What should I do if my belly button is infected?

What should I do if my belly button is infected?

See answer: Keep the area cleaned and use a topical antibiotic cream, if the area does not get better or worsens, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps cure a infected belly button?

I am wondering what helps cure a infected belly button?

Medical care: Keep the area cleaned and use a topical antibiotic cream, if the area does not get better or worsens, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do about infected belly button piercing?

What to do about infected belly button piercing?

Infected navel : piercing. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Seek medical care for infected piercing. ...Read more

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Is hibiclens ok to use on infected belly button?

Is hibiclens ok to use on infected belly button?

Hibiclens: is a skin cleanser with antiseptic & antimicrobial properties. It can be used in this manner. But if there is a significant infection - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more