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Smelly Flaky Belly Button
Belly button: It can accumulate dirt, use a qtip with hydrogen peroxide to clean it. ...Read more
A smelly clear fliquid coming out from belly button no pain no sweeling no redness just a fluid only?
Suggests infection: If the liquid you have coming out of the belly button has a bad smell there is probably some infection present. You can clean the area well with soap and water followed by alcohol to the area. Keep the area dry and clean in this manner for 2-3 days. If the problem persists, see a physician and get the fluid cultured and treated with the proper medication that may be needed. ...Read more
Smelly Belly Button: Smelly belly button can be due to growth of bacteria and fungus as it does not get enough air and stays moist and swetty, it happens more often to people who are obese and lot of fat in the belly area, but can happen to others as well. To get rid of it you need to clean it thoroghly when you take a bath/shower and dry it with a hairdryer everyday and repeat daily, you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read more
Since I've gained waight I have a smelly liquid coming from my belly button. It is also red inside?
I'm pregnant and some white smelly stuff is coming out my belly button is it bad or maybe I didn't clean it good?
Likely the latter: Some belly buttons are quite deep and difficult, so you may need to enlist someone's help in getting it cleaned out. You will then be able to tell if anything else is going on with it. ...Read more
It's bleeding in my belly button only when I bend or sit for a while. There is no pain and only small amount of smelly blood appears.
Naval bleeding: Belly button bleeding can have a few causes. Sometimes dirt can embed itself and cause an infection, which can cause the smelly blood you describe. Some people can have a problem called a urachal cyst which is caused by an error during fetal development, so that a small opening in the naval leads to a pocket behind it. This can get infected. See your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: May be bacterial or fungal. Clean it well with a q-tip and peroxide. Apply a coat of neosporin triple antibiotic and cover with a porous bandage. Change the bandage every 12 hours until it starts to look better. If it doesn't look less red or angry in 24-36 hours have a physician evaluate. If the redness is spreading around in the skin of the belly seek prompt treatment. ...Read more
My belly button piercing has been leaking a sticky and smelly fluid and when dries becomes crusty? Help?
My husband suffers from a smelly belly button (though washes it everyday), in which there we noticed for past several years some wart-like "bug".Help?
I have a yellowish smelly fluid coming from my belly button. My belly button is pierced and has been for 5 years and I haven't wore a piercing for 1yr?
Belly button angst: Could be a few things. Possibly a fungal infection. Any chance of something stuck in there? Also, in rare cases, there could be a connection to the guy underlying if something happened and your belly button didn't seal up completely, or has developed a new connection called a fistula. I'd say this one is best for a doctor to see in person to help you with. ...Read more
No: You should see your dermatologist to get the best therapy. ...Read more
Urachal cyst?: It seems likely you have a urachal (also called umbilical) cyst, a minor congenital anomaly. It should be corrected, which is a fairly minor surgical procedure: if not corrected, it could get infected, which would be at best unpleasant and perhaps serious. See your GP (ideally at a time when the discharge is present). Good luck! ...Read more