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Smelly discharge from belly button. No improvement with treatment. What should be done?

My 21-year-old son has smelly discharge from his belly button. He has had it for 8 months and has been treat four times. His treatments have included oral antibiotics, cream antibiotics, and a powder to keep it dry. Nothing seems to be helping. Could this be something worse than a fungus or infection? What kind of doctor should he see? The doctor he has seen before if a general practice doctor. Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The condition can be fungal infection /fistula or sinus formation etc.You should maintain keep the area clean and dry.Apply antibiotic like fusidic acid daily.
Please visit a qualified dermatologist /surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 29 Jun 2013
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