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Stages Of Belly Button Piercing Healing
Keep it clean!: Belly button pierces are in an often not-so-clean area of the body. Keep your navel jewelry clean (alcohol soak), keep your skin clean, and use Bacitracin on the pierce as it heals. Neosporin and mycitracin (triple antibiotic ointments) can cause an allergic reaction in as many as 10% of individuals that looks just like an infection, so avod these. Wash your hands before you touch the area! ...Read more
Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. ...Read more
What kind of viruses cause lower abdominal/ around belly button pain(only) n takes 5-7 days of healing?
Numerous: there are many viruses that can cause such symptoms. However, such a presentation is not limited to viruses but could be bacterial or parasites. In fact many bacterial causes of intestinal infection such as campylobacter (the most common) self resolve in such a time frame. When talking viral infections, they generally are self limiting. the key thing to remember: many viral and nonviral causes ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Swelling above belly button after gaulbladder removal but keyhole wounds are fine it's red and swollen?
Unknown scar vertically running half an inch from my belly button to about 1 inch above vaginal area. What kind of childhood operations cause this?
Existing hiatal & naval hernia. Recent exercise produces a wide long uncomfortable protrusion beneath ribcage down abdomen toward naval. What is this?
It is not.: I would see a derm as possible infection, or reaction allergy from jewelry. ...Read more
Many possibilities: You have to think about external as well as internal causes. Has there been any external trauma to the area in sports, playing, etc? Thinking of internal issues, is there a history of constipation, lactose intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease? Have the child seen by the doctor for a good history on the problem, and a thorough exam. Hope this is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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