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I have drainage coming out of my belly button fluid

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Posted on Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Question: I have drainage coming out of my belly button fluid and some blood
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably an infection of the belly button, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The symptoms seem to be related to an infection of the belly button.

A photo would be very helpful through the diagnosis.

It can be a bacterial infection or a fungal infection.

I recommend you to wash the area with antibacterial soap and dry it completely.

I recommend to use an antibiotic cream such as Neosporin cream for local application.

I also recommend avoiding tight and synthetic clothes.

Instead, I suggest to use cotton clothes.

If the symptoms continue I recommend to consult your physician for a physical examination and further treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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I have drainage coming out of my belly button fluid

Brief Answer: Probably an infection of the belly button, follow the advice below. Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. The symptoms seem to be related to an infection of the belly button. A photo would be very helpful through the diagnosis. It can be a bacterial infection or a fungal infection. I recommend you to wash the area with antibacterial soap and dry it completely. I recommend to use an antibiotic cream such as Neosporin cream for local application. I also recommend avoiding tight and synthetic clothes. Instead, I suggest to use cotton clothes. If the symptoms continue I recommend to consult your physician for a physical examination and further treatment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.