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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
Since this afternoon, there has been a brown yellow discharge from my belly button and it smells bad. What should I do to stop this?
Take a bath: This is a closed space. Take a bath and clean it out and the discharge should disappear. ...Read more
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?
Your Doctor: No substitute for seeing your pcp, this issue can't be resolved on the net or on the phone. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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