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Recurring 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
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
Yes: Appropriate antibiotics should resolve the issue.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Hmmm: Unlikely. Need to find the infection and eradicate it. ...Read more
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
What kind of doctor to see when having a belly button infection? I have discharge coming out of my belly button and I think there is a lump as well.
Primary doc.: You can always start with your primary doctor and go from there. Perhaps he or she can examine you and treat this. If not, then he or she can refer you for specialist consultation or relevant testing. ...Read more
How to treat belly button infection I can't go to a dr it was leaking goo and I had chills I have no chill but it's yellow will it go away on its own?
Persistent urachus?: If you have fluid coming from your belly button, I'm betting this is the cause -- read about it and see if it fits. ...Read more
I either have a belly button infection or cyst not sure but I've been using mupirocin todays day 2 of using it not much improvement so far. How long do I use it? If doesn't work should I take oral antibiotic? No pain or red, some drainage still
Go back to doc: Go back to the doctor and get further treatment. Also good hygiene is important. Soap and water ...Read more
Why isn't my strep belly button infection responding to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds treatment?
What is the organism: Being treated?Get a more detailed answer ›
Cephalosporin: I would personally prescribe a cephalosporin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
See your doctor: See your doctor to get both formally diagnosed and then specifically treated. ...Read more
I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?
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