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Doctor insights on: Navel Infection

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. :( get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. :(

Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. :( get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. :(

Anti-yeast cream: Yeast in the naval area = ringworm...But make sure you have the correct diagnosis. Topical antifungal creams are often adquate, but severe cases may require oral medication. Keep areas clean and dry to minimize recurrence.. ...Read more

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Advice for keeping bellybutton/navel piercing from infection?

Advice for keeping bellybutton/navel piercing from infection?

Proper care: 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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I have staph infection in my newly pierced navel. What do I do?

I have staph infection in my newly pierced navel. What do I do?

Umbilical infection: Keep it clean and dry. Use Neosporin over the wound. Keep your primary doctor in the loop. If reddening gets worse.. Or fever...call your primary ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a navel piercing for 2 months and it's healed but it's been sore for a couple of days what can be wrong and i'm sure i don't have infection?

I have a navel piercing for 2 months and it's healed but it's been sore for a couple of days what can be wrong and i'm sure i don't have infection?

Naval piercings: Are often snagged on clothing, towels when drying or when you rub up against something. This can make the skin around them sore. You could also be reacting to the metal that was used. Those are reasons many people elect not to get naval piercings. ...Read more

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Navel pierced 6 days ago, been doing sea salt water washes, but its red around the hole & really itchy. Why? & how can I clean it & prevent infection?

Navel pierced 6 days ago, been doing sea salt water washes, but its red around the hole & really itchy. Why? & how can I clean it & prevent infection?

Infection?: If it is very red and warm, it might be infected. See a physician. If it just a little red and itchy (and no drainage or pus), then it is probably just healing. Try using hydrogen peroxide to clean and neosporin. Have the person who pierced it take a look. ...Read more

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My brother is 18 years old and sometimes he has pain when he touch his navel, he feels a lump when the touch, bad smell and when the doctor squashed it squeezed yellow liquid .He has made an echo and turned an infection place 8 mm .He has healed from a

My brother  is 18 years old and sometimes he has pain when he touch his navel, he feels a lump when the touch, bad smell and when the doctor squashed it  squeezed yellow liquid .He has made an echo and turned an infection place 8 mm .He has healed from a

Possibly an infected: urachal or pilonidal cyst. Both of these are cured with a simple surgical procedure which cuts out cyst and removes infection. His doctor must be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN the lump is NOT a herniated BOWEL LOOP. Take a picture of the lump, and send me a HealthTap Concierge Message @ goo.gl/tch4sN with the picture attached. ...Read more

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I have navel belly pain and it hurts when i walk. Is this something serious? I had an unknown infection about two weeks ago which caused by right side and lower back to hurt really bad. I had a pelvic exam and CT scan done and everything was fine. A week

I have navel belly pain and it hurts when i walk. Is this something serious? I had an unknown infection about two weeks ago which caused by right side and lower back to hurt really bad. I had a pelvic exam and CT scan done and everything was fine.
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Hello. : Hello. I don't know know the cause of your pain. However, appendicitis can sometimes present as pain near the naval and then can move about. When the abdomen is jostled the pain can increase. If you have severe abdominal pain, you will need to be re-evaluated for the source. ...Read more