health conditions


Question by  Kit (558)

What can I do to treat an infected navel?

I got a belly button ring and now the whole area is red, swollen, hot and draining pus. I don't know what to do.


Answer by  helper72 (282)

You'll want to make sure you wear lose shirts, and that you keep the area uncovered whenever possible. Wash the ring with antibacterial soap twice a day and apply a moistened cotton ball soaked in slightly salty water to the area twice a day as well.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

Use warm compresses and leave it alone. If it doesn't get better, you need to see a doctor to get it drained and treated with antibiotics.


Answer by  marge (28)

See your4 primary care doctor/walk-in clinic doctor immediately! keep area clean with soap/water. use antiobiotic ointment as prescribed by physician


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

You need to see a doctor. The likely treatment is antibiotics but may also include draining the area, possibly surgery. Get medical attention from a doctor now.

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