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My belly button is weeping and it has awful smell about

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My belly button is weeping and it has awful smell about it,what could be the problem.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
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How long the symptom is there?
Any test or treatment taken?
How is the color of the discharge?
Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I've only had it for a couple of days,but i had it once before and didn't see about it,the discharge is a sort of clear.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the information.
The discharge along with smell suggests an umbilical or belly button infection/ inflammation.
Umbilical infection is often caused by bacteria or fungus.
You need to get it examined by doctor.
Till then you can keep the area clean & apply neosporin cream to it.
You can apply heat or warm compress.
If you feel pain then you can try anti-inflammatory analgesics like ibuprofen, naproxen if you do not have any contraindication.
You need to take it after meal to avoid irritation of stomach.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Best wishes.
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