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Remedies For Outy Belly Button
Umbilical hernia: Can lead to an outy. Genetics can cause an outy. Other than that not sure what other factors lead to it as it is only a cosmetic concern... ...Read more
Maybe hernia: Sometimes an.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily.: An "outie" navel does not necessarily mean that you have an umbilical hernia. Ask your doctor to perform a physical exam to evaluate. If you do have a hernia, surgical repair is safe and effective. However, not all umbilical hernias need to be fixed. Those that are growing or causing symptoms should be fixed. ...Read more
Luck of the draw.: You don't get to choose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pick up the phone...: ...And arrange an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon. This is your safest and most reliable option. Then please determine whether the expense and recovery is worth it. ...Read more
26y.O. Belly button seems to be changing. Not sure if this is normal or something is wrong. Seems to be changing from "inny" to "outtie" belly button?
An outie: Belly button should not impact the quality of sexual activity. If you have marked protrusion and pain please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Sharp pain below belly button shooting down to groin area just started this morning. Hurts when pushed on. No other symptoms. Causes and Treatment?
Just have it cleaned first with an antiseptic solution
Make sure the needle is clean and sharp
Make sure you look for signs of infection such as redness and tenderness after the piercing.
Go to a reliable place- with a reputation for cleanliness.
Make sure your immunizations are up to date including Hepatitis B. ...Read more
My belly button is red and sore. It also seems to be a little wet with discharge. What should I do to remedy it?
Why isn't my strep belly button infection responding to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds treatment?
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Are piercings while having radiation therapy ok? I have my tungue & belly button pierced. I haven't started treatment yet. Perotid gland cancer.
Parotid: Since the parotid gland is in the facial area I would not have your tongue pierced, as recently wounded tissue so near a radiation field may be affected. However a radiation oncologist is better qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Ingrown hair near belly button on stomach (2 weeks old), my treatment, hot compresses, drained, now have ~3cm hard cyst, less redness, no infection?
You may have more drainage which has stopped prematurely! Ask your Primary Care Provider to check this out!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Type of scar: In humans, the navel scar can appear as a depression (often referred to colloquially as an innie) or as a protrusion (outie). About 90% of humans have innies. The occurrence of an outie navel is caused by the extra skin left from the umbilical cord. As navels are scars, and not defined by genetics, they can serve as a way of distinguishing between identical twins. ...Read more
Outy BB is a hernia: Normal belly buttons are "iny". "outy"belly buttons are umbilical hernias. ...Read more
Hi akash (M), age 21.I have pain just 4 or 5 inches above navel (belly button) from last 1 week. Give me reason n tips or home remedies to cure it?
You need proper eval: I whish I could just tell you what to take for your pain. But abdominal pain (belly pain) always requires physical examination and sometimes other testing by a healthcare provider in order to come up with a diagnosis. As a rule of thumb, any pain that doesn't subside within 48 hours or gets increasingly worse needs immediate medical assistance. ...Read more
I have bruise around a belly button piercing that hasn't gone away after two years. Are there any remedies for this?
Take out the:
Piercing. The foreign body in your skin may be causing irritation. You could be allergic to the metal in the contraption. Take it out and let the wound heal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My belly button is very red and very sore, sometimes a little bloody. What is it, and what are some home remedies I could do?
Belly button: This is a localized irritation or infection of the skin in and around the belly button. Wash inside well and then wash with hydrogen peroxide. Then put a neosporin or bacitracin ointment in there for a few days. It should be fine. ...Read more
What to do if I have an outie belly button and most people I know have innies. I hate it. Any opinions on outies?
Your'e worried about: How good looking your belly button is? Outies are not good or bad - they just are. I don't want to insult you - but aren't there more important things to focus your time and energy on? Learn to accept you navel. Take care. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more