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Doctor insights on: Obese People Belly Button Infection

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 Do I Treat a Belly Button Infection? It keeps coming on and off for every 45 days? Did went for ultra sound and other tests, everything normal.

How Do I Treat a Belly Button Infection? It keeps coming on and off for every 45 days? Did went for ultra sound and other tests, everything normal.

What type?: Hard to tell what type of infection we are talking about here. If pus comes out, clean with alcohol and put antibiotic ointment. You may need antibiotics for which you need a medical evaluation and even a culture of the area. If there is no pocket of pus just under the skin and with no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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What is a good way to heal a belly button infection?

What is a good way to heal a belly button infection?

Hygiene: Wash with soap and water. Remove the piercing and apply antibiotic ointment to it and then reapply to the tract. If this doesn't work you must consider being allergic to the metal. ...Read more

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Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

If due 2 skin excess: As Dr. Hess described, excess skin can cause excessive moisture and skin breakdown called intertrigo erythema which can secondarily be infected by fungus or bacteria. A tummy tuck could correct this. If however the infection is due to a cyst or other condition, a tummy tuck may not help ...Read more

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Can I use hydrocortisone for a belly button infection?

Can I use hydrocortisone for a belly button infection?

No: An infection should not be treated with Hydrocortisone which may potentially make the infection worse. ...Read more

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Daughter seen family Dr. Treated with antibiotic for belly button infection, saw surgeon who suggested removing belly button I never heard of, help.

Daughter seen family Dr. Treated with antibiotic for belly button infection, saw surgeon who suggested removing belly button I never heard of, help.

Discuss with surgeon: You may be having some thing more than only infection of belly button. There may be any reason as infection is not going away or there is some tissue growing in belly button area. Best is, t o discuss with surge on who can explain. ...Read more

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How long does a belly button infection normally last? Went to doctor 3 days ago and got prescribed antibiotics. Shouldn't it be getting better by now?

Close: It takes approximately 72 hrs for antibiotics to begin working. You have to make sure that the antibiotics you are taking will cover the bacterial infection. If no better in several days, obtain a culture of the wound. ...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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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. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...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