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What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

Low grade infection: She have a low grade infection in her belly button. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area 4 times daily. ...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


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Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?

Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?

May be viral: If there is a single sore and you have no other symptoms (no headache, no stomach ache, no fever), the sore throat may well be a virus. Treatment for that is supportive. If you develop any of the above symptoms in addition, however, and do not have symptoms such as stuffy nose or cough, see your doctor to make sure you do not have strep. ...Read more

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I am 8 days post lap app. I started noticing redness to the right of belly button incision. It is sore, tender to the touch. Feels muscular. Normal?

I am 8 days post lap app. I started noticing redness to the right of belly button incision. It is sore, tender to the touch. Feels muscular. Normal?

Healing: Redness and itching as well as soreness can be seen around skin stitches at this time. Localized redness with itching and soreness can represent the starting of an infection. You need to let your surgeon know about this and if it worsens, you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but  it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

Tenderness,dysthesia: Such tenderness, if it's the skin, without rash or redness, suggests a hypersensitivity of skin disorder. I would look for deficiencies of magnesium,calcium,iron,vitamin b12, and also check thyroid status. Anxiety is a possible cause also. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause only mild sore throat with redness and mild flu like symptoms with temp of 99.0?

Can strep throat cause only mild sore throat with redness and mild flu like symptoms with temp of 99.0?

Yes: Some people have minimal symptoms with strep as adults & some actively carry it in their throat & never seem to get sick from it. Without a fever, I am reluctant to consider it an infection but when there are both fever & generalized symptoms it is likely not a simple carrier state. ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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Sore near bellybutton, hurts and burns a little. the whole area is red and there are 2 small raised bumps?

Sore near bellybutton, hurts and burns a little. the whole area is red and there are 2 small raised bumps?

See a doctor: You need to se a doctor right away to make sure you do not have som kind of strangulated hernia, which could turn to be very serious . Se see a doctor ...Read more

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My bellybutton is really sore and purple and red inside its been 2weeks since my gallbladder surgery there is a clear plastic over it so i cant clean it ..

My bellybutton is really sore and purple and red inside its been 2weeks since my gallbladder surgery there is a clear plastic over it so i cant clean it ..

Red: I'm surprised you haven't followed up with your surgeon, yet after having your operation 2 weeks ago. Since another colleague did your operation, I don't feel it is appropriate for me to tell you to remove the plastic dressing so better call him or her ASAP. You may have a wound infection. ...Read more