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Small lump inside belly button, oozing pus now and then. Tried antiseptic, salty water. What could it be ?

I have a small lump inside (Upper inside) of my belly button, pus comes out every now and then, I m guessing its infection or something because i didn t properly shower for 3 days because of camping. but i have treated with some antiseptic cream ( iodine type) and cleaned it with salty water. Could you please figure out what exactly could it be? thanks. m/20/aus
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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It seems like a superficial bacterial infection or a folliculitis. You may apply topical soframycin ointment to the affected area twice daily after cleaning it with dettol for a week. Use warm water to clean the area and remove the pus with a cotton swab. You do not need oral antibiotics for this. The topical ointment will suffice.

It will heal in a week's time; keep the area clean and hygienic.

Get well soon.
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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