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Strep Infection In The Belly Button
Why isn't my strep belly button infection responding to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds treatment?
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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
Dr said I had a small yeast infection in belly button I used the cream but its brown can that be from the steam or suger how do I clean it anxious?
Use a q-tip w soap: Clean several ted a day with a q- tipamd soap. These infections temporarily discolor the skin sometimes. It took me six weeks to get over one after trying anti fungal powder with no success, and then using an oral fungicidal drug for two weeks. I tried powder and they did not help. A zinc skin protection ointment finally helped. Good luck to you. It will clear, but it definitely takes time patienc. ...Read more
I got an infection in belly button incision after surgery. Am taking 2000 mg of keflex. When should it start getting better?
Maybe: It might work but not at all a wise choice because most staphylococci are resistant to it. ...Read more
Had laparoscopic hysterectomy 5 weeks ago, had infection in belly button, it's still weeping red stuff. Is it still infected?
Probably: This fluid sounds like a seroma that occurs with an infection or without during the healing process. You need to contact your MD, as it cannot be determined which is which from this virtual platform. ...Read more
Dr gave me cream for small yeast infection in belly button but I been using antibiotic cream when I started the new one I felt numb I'm very anxious?
Infection in belly button (oozing blood, pus and tender, not from piercing) appointment with pcp 4 days out. Should I seek urgent care or wait?
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
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
See your doctor: See your doctor to get both formally diagnosed and then specifically treated. ...Read more
I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?
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 piercing I got a week ago has gotten red around the holes. Best way to keep it from growing into an infection?
See your doctor: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
Sore belly button: It is possible that you have a bad bacteria germ living within your belly button, or umbilicus. You can try to cleanse inside with antibacterial soap and use neosporin to kill the germ. If this does not work, you should go to a doctor for a bacterial culture and proper antibiotics. The germ may be contagious to your newborn child and others in your household. ...Read more
I've had my belly button pierced for about 8 months. It shows no signs of infection and doesn't hurt but it's still draining green stuff. Why?
A sign of INFECTION!
See your Primary Care Provider ASAP!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
I had a laposcopy a few years ago but have been having problems with what might be an infection in my belly button. Soreness and a bit of odd odor?
Belly button: Firstly any concern of infection should always necessitate a visit with the surgeon and your pmd. More than likely you probably have a stitch granuloma that is causing the problem. ...Read more