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Redness, swelling, clear discharge, tenderness in the navel. Matter of concern?

Part of my Belly button has suddenly become red and sore and a little bit swollen I have a very deep belly button and it is tender even when it is not being touched. If I lie on my front even though it doesn t touch the bed it still hurts. There is a tiny bit of wheeping and it is completely clear. Should I be concerned
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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It is common to get belly button infection and specially to those people who have deep belly button,as in you.
This happens because this is a moist and humid area,which favours bacterial as well as fungal growth.
You must consult a doctor and get the culture of belly button discharge and then taking anti biotic and antifungal medicines accordingly.
Rulebout the diabetes,as uncontrolled diabetes results in increased chances of infection.
Try to keep the area dry and specially after bath.
I hope it helps.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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