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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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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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Belly button peircing infection?

Belly button peircing infection?

QUESTION??!!: So are you asking what to do with an infection from a piercing? Definitely see your physician to see if it requires and antibiotic or just topical antibiotic ointment. Also, may depend on the type of metal that is in the piercing. ...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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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

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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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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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Pain to my left side of my belly button....On and off pain but its getting frequent past a day....Not sharp pain but causing discomfort...Infection?

Peri umbilical Pain: Common "dodd poisoning" or viral gastroenteritis can cause this, but so can many other things, including an inflamed appendix. If you develop a fever, or the pain gets worse and moves downward, or the symptoms don't clear in a few days, I would consult your doctor. ...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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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