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

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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