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Doctor insights on: Infection In Belly Button

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
9 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Infection around belly button while preganat?

Cellulitis?: It is not uncommon during pregnancy and strectching of the abdominal wall to have pain and possibly even some redness at the belly button. If there is pain and redness, this should be evaluated by your doctor to make sure there is not an infection or bowel stuck in the hernia. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Dr said i had a small yeast infection in belly button i used the cream but its brown can that be from the steam or suger how do I clean it anxious?

Dr said i had a small yeast infection in belly button i used the cream but its brown can that be from the steam or suger how do I clean it anxious?

Use a q-tip w soap: Clean several ted a day with a q- tipamd soap. These infections temporarily discolor the skin sometimes. It took me six weeks to get over one after trying anti fungal powder with no success, and then using an oral fungicidal drug for two weeks. I tried powder and they did not help. A zinc skin protection ointment finally helped. Good luck to you. It will clear, but it definitely takes time patienc. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr gave me cream for small yeast infection in belly button but i been using antibiotic cream when i started the new one i felt numb i'm very anxious?

Dr gave me cream for small yeast infection in belly button but i been using antibiotic cream when i started the new one i felt numb i'm very anxious?

Don't be anxious: Yeast infections or fungal infections are not treated by antibx creams, but instead need fungal creams to help get rid of them. If the area is still bothering you, check with the rx dr and see if maybe a different anti-fungal cream would help . Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Nino Dr. Nino
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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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

Dr. Antonio Cruz Dr. Cruz
Dermatology
11 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I have had a skin irritation/infection my belly button(only for a year (liquid smells). All did not work: anti fungal cream, cephalexin, bacatracin.

I have had a skin irritation/infection my belly button(only for a year (liquid  smells). All did not work: anti fungal cream, cephalexin, bacatracin.

Culture it: If you are having a discharge form that area and it is as chronic as you say it is, i would recommend seeing one of your providers for a skin culture. If it is inconclusive, they may even consider a skin biopsy to really get to the bottom of it. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Painful intercourse, sharp pain inside of right hip, recurrent sebaceous cysts, and "traveling" yeast infections (head, belly button) what dr do I see?

Painful intercourse, sharp pain inside of right hip, recurrent sebaceous cysts, and "traveling" yeast infections (head, belly button) what dr do I see?

Painful intercourse: May be infection like yeast or I have seen issues with mycoplasma/ ureoplasma overgrowth.( they are normally in the bowel) or strep , BV I sometimes treat with triple treatment with flagyl, doxycyline - if not pregnant- and then clotirmazole/diflucan and see if helps. a May also be ovarian cysts, check sonogram, Would follow up with GYN ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Had laparoscopic hysterectomy 5 weeks ago, had infection in belly button, it's still weeping red stuff. Is it still infected?

Had laparoscopic hysterectomy 5 weeks ago, had infection in belly button, it's still weeping red stuff. Is it still infected?

Probably: This fluid sounds like a seroma that occurs with an infection or without during the healing process. You need to contact your MD, as it cannot be determined which is which from this virtual platform. ...Read more

Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I have an infection on my belly button piercing. What Can I do?

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

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What could cause an infection of the belly button?

What could cause an infection of the belly button?

Retained stuff.: An innie can retain lint and dirt and water. The combination can cause breakdown of the skin in the canal and superficial infection. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can I do about dry skin and an infection in my belly button?

What can I do about dry skin and an infection in my belly button?

See your doctor: See your doctor to get both formally diagnosed and then specifically treated. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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IS A STAFH INFECTION IN THE BELLY BUTTON CONTAGIOUS?

IS A STAFH INFECTION IN THE BELLY BUTTON CONTAGIOUS?

Depends: This depends upon your definition of contagion. Anyone touching the dressings, the wound or your skin can become a carrier of the same organism, but whether or not they will become infected depends upon a very diverse assortment of factors. ...Read more

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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I had a laposcopy a few years ago but have been having problems with what might be an infection in my belly button.. Soreness and a bit of odd odor?

I had a laposcopy a few years  ago but have been having problems with what  might be an infection in my belly button.. Soreness and a bit of odd odor?

Belly button: Firstly any concern of infection should always necessitate a visit with the surgeon and your pmd. More than likely you probably have a stitch granuloma that is causing the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Can you get a yeast infection in the belly button? Describe it.

Can you get a yeast infection in the belly button? Describe it.

Yes: Any moist, warm place can get a topical yeast infection, such as the navel, between the legs, between the toes, or between folds of skin. It typically has a red base, with what may look like white discharge, and may smell like bread or beer. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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What can you do to treat a yeast infection of the belly button?

What can you do to treat a yeast infection of the belly button?

?diagnosis: Make sure you know it's a yeast infection ! if your doctor has cultured it then she/he will treat it with the appropriate medication, local anti-fungal cream. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Lange Dr. Lange
Family Medicine
years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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