Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Red, itchy, swollen and hard lump appeared on bottom of belly button. Pus coming out. What could be this?

my daughter has a small hard bump/lump on the bottom of her belly button. she says it itches and its red and swollen. its been there for over a week. at first it looked infected, after a couple days it looked like it was getting better and scabbed over and looked to be going away but is now swollen, red, itchy and hard again. it also looks like some sort of pus is coming out and drying around it.
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  508
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.

she might have developed furuncle.

These are deep bacterial infection.

Treatment is with antibiotics,

But the choice of antibiotics should be based on culture and sensitivity tests of the pus.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you

Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor