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Why does a belly button smell? What do u do to make the smell stop?

Why does a belly button smell? What do u do to make the smell stop?

BELLY BUTTON SMELLS: The belly button is a difficult body part to clean. It's a catch-all for dirt, lint, sweat, dead skin cells, bacteria & yeast germs, as well as fibers from clothing. It's also locked up without air. Like limburger cheese! whew! get a few q-tips, dip them into rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide & very gently swab the inside of the belly-button at least once daily. And then dry thoroughly. ...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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Why does a belly button smell? And how can you make ordor stop?

Why does a belly button smell? And how can you make ordor stop?

Infection: There are number of reasons including a small fistula, or localized infection. This area can be gently cleaned with a q tip and alcohol.If the problem persists you will need to be evaluated by a surgeon to address the underlying abnormal tissue. ...Read more

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Why does a belly button smell? What do u do to make the smell stop?

BELLY BUTTON SMELLS: The belly button is a difficult body part to clean. It's a catch-all for dirt, lint, sweat, dead skin cells, bacteria & yeast germs, as well as fibers from clothing. It's also locked up without air. Like limburger cheese! whew! get a few q-tips, dip them into rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide & very gently swab the inside of the belly-button at least once daily. And then dry thoroughly. ...Read more

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My belly button has drainage and blood coming which smells horrible. What can I do to stop the drainage & bleeding? What can I use to clean it with?

My belly button has drainage and blood coming which smells horrible. What can I do to stop the drainage & bleeding?  What can I use to clean it with?

See your doctor: Sounds like you have an infection that will likely need topical and/or oral antibiotics. Trying to keep it clean with some hydrogen peroxide til then would be an option for cleaning. ...Read more

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My belly button smells like cheese?

My belly button smells like cheese?

Did u eat burger or: Pizza last night b4 u went to bed?(just kidding!) not sure but could just be accumulation of scaly debris, greasy materials etc. Or perhaps a sign of diabetes. Get checked up by your md. Try cleaning the area with cotton buds soaked with peroxide. While u are taking a shower, u can clean the area with soap and water. Go see your dr as needed.Take care! ...Read more

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I have liquid coming out of my belly button with a smell?

I have liquid coming out of my belly button with a smell?

Go to the Doctor: Please this is an infection and something that you would never just leave alone. Please go to see your physician today. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my belly button and its imflamed and bleeding and smells?

Your Doctor: No substitute for seeing your pcp, this issue can't be resolved on the net or on the phone. ...Read more

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I have puss coming out of my belly button and it smells bad. What is wrong with me?

I have puss coming out of my belly button and it smells bad. What is wrong with me?

The beelly button: Is what is called the umbilicus . Developmentally it is the link between the fetal and maternal circulation . After birth the link will be cut with scissor and ligated . The opening will close in most cases . In some cases , the opening did not close permanently . From time to time it present with wetting , bleeding and at times pus coming from it . The pus indicate that there is infection. ...Read more

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How and why dose the belly button get to smelling bad and how can one prevent the disgusting smell?

Infection?: Disgusting smells are worrisome for infections. Try cleaning out your belly button, perhaps drying w/rubbing alcohol. If that doesn't help, get Family Doc or Dermatologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Good morning. My belly button has a weird smell and it also leaks out a clear substance. What can it possibly be?

OMPHALITIS: or inflammation of the umbilicus (belly button) is usally due to poor HYGIENE and you need to GENTLY swab out the area and apply a antibacterial cream or ointment (Over the Counter preparations are OK) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.

I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.

See an md: Sounds like you may have an infection, I would go see an MD for an exam. Just use soap and water on your skin and avoid probing the area until you are seen. ...Read more

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Is it bad if your belly button badly smells?

Is it bad if your belly button badly smells?

It needs checked: Smelly belly button is not a pleasant and you should consult doctor to find out what is causing it and get rid of the smell. ...Read more

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Lately I've noticed a foul smell in my blouse around belly button area i like to kno why?

Discharge? : Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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My belly button is leaking a clear fuild and it smells really bad...Wht is going on?!?

Several posibilities: You may have developed a bowel fistula, there may be a cyst, or other issue. The main issue is that this is grossly abnormal and should be seen by a physician. My choice would be a general surgeon. ...Read more