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Child has dry, yellow, flaky substance in belly button. What is it?

I have a thirteen year old, and she recently complained that she doesn t have any belly button lint, it s just dried yellow flaky stuff. neither of us have any idea what it is, and are worried about an infection. It falls out most of the time, occaisonally it doesn t and she picks it out with tweezers. Any idea of what it is?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query. Your daughter has noticed a dry ,yellow,flaky substance in her belly button.This could be a dried sebaceous material which is secreted by sebaceous glands in belly button.She has to clean it everyday while taking a bath as there are chances of getting the same infected.
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