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Pus and bleeding from belly button?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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