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Reddish sensitive dots near the belly button. No itching. What is it?

A few days ago I noticed that there were red dots inside and around my belly button...they don't itch but sensitive a little and hurt like its irritated. It also looks like theres a liquid substance inside my belly button...I have used hydrocortisone cream and it helped a little but I am unsure of what to do and I want to know what it is and what I nedd to do to get it to go away
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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You seem to have developed infection of the umbilical and surrounding area.

You should stop using a topical steroid cream over the affected area.
Avoid using any oils or moisturizers over it.
Instead you need to apply a topical antibiotics cream over it.
Clean it twice a day with a topical antiseptic solution or with warm saline water. Dry the affected area and then apply the antibiotic cream.
You might in addition need a short course of oral antibiotic drugs if the infection persists even after the topical treatment.

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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