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What should I do if I have a belly button infection?

What should I do if I have a belly button infection?

See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, give you an examination, possibly order some tests, and provide answers for your symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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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

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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

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8w baby's belly button is brown but she has fair skin. Is that a possible infection?

8w baby's belly button is brown but she has fair skin. Is that a possible infection?

Need more info: If you have a problem with an 8 week old she should be seen by a pediatrician for a diagnosis. The internet is not the place to try and solve a problem that requires an examination. Hope all is OK ...Read more

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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

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I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?

I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?

Possible: Infection is possible, but the only way to make the dx is after an exam. Please make an apt to see your health care provider. ...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