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Suggest treatment for redness and sore spot near the navel area

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: my boyfriend's belly button has been sore and red for a few days and when he woke up today there was puss and dried blood caked around it. it is still sore and it looks like there is puss inside his belly button. it is sore/sensative but it is not painful. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
antiseptic , topical antibiotics initially

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Proper cleansing with anti septic like dilute hydrogen peroxide should be done daily up to two to three times. Topical OTC antibiotics like bactroban or neosporin can be applied to the area inside and outside the belly button region that is sore/red. Oral antibiotics would be required if the pus and blood staining does not resolve with topical treatment, in consult with your doctor.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Brief Answer: antiseptic , topical antibiotics initially Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Proper cleansing with anti septic like dilute hydrogen peroxide should be done daily up to two to three times. Topical OTC antibiotics like bactroban or neosporin can be applied to the area inside and outside the belly button region that is sore/red. Oral antibiotics would be required if the pus and blood staining does not resolve with topical treatment, in consult with your doctor. Wishing you best of health Thanks Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. Dr. M.S. Khalil