- 1 Can I put antibiotic cream in my belly button?
- 2 Is it OK to put Neosporin in your belly button?
- 3 Can I put antifungal cream in my belly button?
- 4 How do you treat an infected belly button?
- 5 Is belly button infection serious?
- 6 Can belly button infection go away on its own?
- 7 Why is my navel smelly?
- 8 What do you put on belly button piercings?
- 9 What are antibacterial ointments?
- 10 How long does it take for a belly button infection to go away?
- 11 What is belly button called?
- 12 Can I put peroxide in my belly button?
- 13 What are the symptoms of a belly button infection?
- 14 How do you know if your belly button incision is infected?
- 15 Why is my belly button hole so deep?
Treating infections Share on Pinterest Antibiotic and antifungal ointments or creams may be used to treat belly button discharge. Bacterial infections are usually treated with antibiotic ointments or creams.
Consult a dermatologist before using an over- the -counter antibacterial cream, like Neosporin, as there’s a risk for allergic irritation of the skin and reduced airflow to the piercing site, which may increase risk for infection.
Along with a white discharge, candidiasis can cover your navel with an itchy, red rash. Treatment: Use an antifungal cream such as miconazole nitrate (Micatin, Monistat-Derm) or clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex), and keep your navel clean and dry.
To treat an infection Keep the skin of your belly button clean and dry. Use an antifungal powder or cream to clear up a yeast infection. For a bacterial infection, your doctor might recommend using an antibiotic ointment. Some infections may require oral antibiotic treatment, incision and drainage of the cyst, or both.
If your belly button is “leaking” clear or colored discharge or blood, you may have a bacterial, fungal, or yeast infection. Crusty skin, strong odor, itching, and redness are also signs of infection. If discharge and crust stick around after you wash your belly button, you should see your doctor.
Though it usually disappears by the time you’re born, sometimes it remains. You might not notice it, but if it’s completely open, your navel may be wet as urine flows up and even leaks out. Your doctor will do surgery to repair the problem.
Even if you don’t develop a yeast infection, the accumulation of sweat, dirt, dead skin cells, and lint can cause your bellybutton to smell. Omphaloliths. As dead skin cells and sebum — the oil secreted by your skin — accumulate in your bellybutton, they can form an omphalolith over time.
Belly Button Piercing Aftercare
- Wash your hands before you touch your piercing.
- Swab with saline solution to keep it clean and avoid infection.
- Don’t clean too much.
- Gently dry the area with a clean, disposable paper product.
- Leave any crust alone.
- Don’t put anything on your belly button unless a doctor tells you to.
What are antibacterial ointments?
Bacitracin and Neosporin are both OTC topical antibiotics used as first aid to help prevent infection from minor abrasions, wounds, and burns. These drugs are used in similar ways, but they contain different active ingredients.
Infections are usually minor. Symptoms can include pain, redness, and swelling, and improving hygiene can help. Complete healing can take 9–12 months.
Your belly button marks the spot where your umbilical (say: um-BIL-ih-kul) cord was once attached. A belly button is also called a navel.
Here are the steps: Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you can use water, a saltwater solution, or hydrogen peroxide to clean your belly button. Dip one side of a cotton swab into a cleansing agent and gently wipe your belly button.
Some general symptoms of an infection in the belly button include:
- redness or skin discoloration in or around the belly button.
- itching or swelling of the affected skin.
- a tender mass that bleeds or releases a foul-smelling discharge.
- fever or chills.
- nausea or vomiting.
Call your provider if your surgical wound has any signs of infection:
- Pus or drainage.
- Bad smell coming from the wound.
- Fever, chills.
- Hot to touch.
- Pain or sore to touch.
A deep hollow belly button will typically appear if there’s a shadow underneath the belly button’s top fold. This belly button type resembles a slightly open mouth. Some people in this category may have a “funnel” belly button, which is common with excess abdominal fat.