Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What Causes A Lump And Severe Pain Around The Navel?

Help I have had infected navel for three weeks with blood and pus have now had strong antibiotics pus has cleared but now severe pain and lump around belly button but with something like a nerve sticking out of belly button.I am female 38 and distended stomach.I also have endometriosis 20 year dnd when navel infection started had sporadic mentrsual bleeding on and off please help
Mon, 15 May 2017
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Dear. You have navel infection. Most people see their doctor while the infectious process is still mild.

In such instances, topical antibiotic ointments like Neosporin, Polysporin First Aid Antibiotic or Duospore, will be sufficient to kill the bacteria and resolve the issue.

Doctors will also prescribe antibiotics alongside the topical treatment for more serious infections.

The course of treatment will usually continue a couple of days.

Surgery is required solely in extreme cases of belly button infections.

This is why it’s imperative to seek medical assistance as soon as the first strange symptoms are experienced!

Physicians may also recommend salt water rinses to destroy the bacteria.

The rinse is made by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in warm water. Saline solutions are also available in most pharmacies.

After the belly button has been rinsed, it should be dried thoroughly with a soft towel.

People that have a piercing will need to remove it until the infection subsides.

Discharge can be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide (a mild antiseptic) to keep the area dry and clean.


Popular Home Remedies for Belly Button Infection

A couple of home remedies can be used for the effective management of belly button infections.

The aim of most treatments is to kill the bacteria or control the candida overgrowth.



1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is one of the most popular natural treatments for infection in the belly button.

Tea tree oil can be diluted in coconut oil and applied to the affected region several times per day. Don’t apply undiluted tea tree oil to the navel region

2. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Powder

Turmeric is also known for its powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.

add a little bit of water to your turmeric powder and stir.

You should get a thick paste. Apply to the inflamed region and let it dry. After the turmeric powder dries completely, clean the area gently and pat it dry.

3. Neem (Indian lilac)

Neem powders and creams are also available in cosmetic stores and online. Neem powder can be mixed with turmeric to deliver even better results.

4. White Vinegar

You will need to dilute one part of white vinegar in two parts of lukewarm water. Soak a cotton swab and apply to the belly button area.

Let the compress act for 10 to 15 minutes, remove the cotton ball and dry the skin. The procedures can be repeated two to three times per day.

5. Aloe Vera

aloe vera juice has soothing properties. The beneficial plant is also known to kill harmful bacteria. For best results, you should use fresh aloe vera juice (obtained straight from the plant). Just cut a leaf open and apply the juicy part to the infected skin. Leave it on for a few minutes and clean the area. The aloe vera juice should reduce the inflammation and it will also provide almost immediate symptom relief.

6. Calendula

Make some calendula tea, soak a cotton ball in the lukewarm liquid and apply to the belly button region. Keep the compress on for 10 to 15 minutes. Apply frequently, especially if you’re finding it difficult to cope with the infection symptoms.

7. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a good energy source but also contains antifungal and antimicrobial ingredients. Coconut oil will also reduce the redness, pain and skin hotness linked to belly button infections

Hope i have answered your question. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. I ll be glad to help you.
All the best
With warm regards
Dr Sanjay Kini     
     
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]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
What Causes A Lump And Severe Pain Around The Navel?

Hello Dear. You have navel infection. Most people see their doctor while the infectious process is still mild. In such instances, topical antibiotic ointments like Neosporin, Polysporin First Aid Antibiotic or Duospore, will be sufficient to kill the bacteria and resolve the issue. Doctors will also prescribe antibiotics alongside the topical treatment for more serious infections. The course of treatment will usually continue a couple of days. Surgery is required solely in extreme cases of belly button infections. This is why it’s imperative to seek medical assistance as soon as the first strange symptoms are experienced! Physicians may also recommend salt water rinses to destroy the bacteria. The rinse is made by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in warm water. Saline solutions are also available in most pharmacies. After the belly button has been rinsed, it should be dried thoroughly with a soft towel. People that have a piercing will need to remove it until the infection subsides. Discharge can be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide (a mild antiseptic) to keep the area dry and clean. Popular Home Remedies for Belly Button Infection A couple of home remedies can be used for the effective management of belly button infections. The aim of most treatments is to kill the bacteria or control the candida overgrowth. 1. Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is one of the most popular natural treatments for infection in the belly button. Tea tree oil can be diluted in coconut oil and applied to the affected region several times per day. Don’t apply undiluted tea tree oil to the navel region 2. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Powder Turmeric is also known for its powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. add a little bit of water to your turmeric powder and stir. You should get a thick paste. Apply to the inflamed region and let it dry. After the turmeric powder dries completely, clean the area gently and pat it dry. 3. Neem (Indian lilac) Neem powders and creams are also available in cosmetic stores and online. Neem powder can be mixed with turmeric to deliver even better results. 4. White Vinegar You will need to dilute one part of white vinegar in two parts of lukewarm water. Soak a cotton swab and apply to the belly button area. Let the compress act for 10 to 15 minutes, remove the cotton ball and dry the skin. The procedures can be repeated two to three times per day. 5. Aloe Vera aloe vera juice has soothing properties. The beneficial plant is also known to kill harmful bacteria. For best results, you should use fresh aloe vera juice (obtained straight from the plant). Just cut a leaf open and apply the juicy part to the infected skin. Leave it on for a few minutes and clean the area. The aloe vera juice should reduce the inflammation and it will also provide almost immediate symptom relief. 6. Calendula Make some calendula tea, soak a cotton ball in the lukewarm liquid and apply to the belly button region. Keep the compress on for 10 to 15 minutes. Apply frequently, especially if you’re finding it difficult to cope with the infection symptoms. 7. Coconut Oil Coconut oil is a good energy source but also contains antifungal and antimicrobial ingredients. Coconut oil will also reduce the redness, pain and skin hotness linked to belly button infections Hope i have answered your question. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. I ll be glad to help you. All the best With warm regards Dr Sanjay Kini