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Used peroxide and q tips to clean now my belly button hurts and is turning red in the center. Any ideas why?
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Brian Fishman
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In brief: Irritation
The belly button is an easily irritated area because it consists mostly of skin-on-skin contact.
Avoid using the peroxide and the irritation should subside. If it does not, you may have a superficial fungal infection. See your physician about a topical antifungal cream.

In brief: Irritation
The belly button is an easily irritated area because it consists mostly of skin-on-skin contact.
Avoid using the peroxide and the irritation should subside. If it does not, you may have a superficial fungal infection. See your physician about a topical antifungal cream.
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