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How to Treat Belly button Infection

August 14, 2019


Belly button infections are a very common
problem that can affect people of any age, including infants. This type of infection can be one of two types
– bacterial or yeast. Since the belly button is deep, damp and dark,
it is a favorable breeding ground for yeast and bacteria. Sweat, soap and other substances deposited
in the navel cavity can aid bacterial growth and cause an infection. You can follow some preventive measure to
avoid the infection. Warm Salt Water
A belly button infection can be treated with warm salt water. The heat from the warm water will help increase
blood flow to the infected area, while the salt will help absorb the moisture inside
the belly button to aid healing. Plus, it will act as a disinfectant. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of warm water
and mix it until the salt dissolves. Dip a cotton ball in this solution and use
it to clean the infected area, then carefully pat dry. To further combat the infection, apply an
over-the-counter, water-based antibacterial cream. Repeat once or twice a day until the infection
is gone. You can also purchase a ready-made saline
solution from most drug stores. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can be used to help heal a belly button infection. It has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties
that can ease pain and promote quick healing. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract the
gel. Apply this gel on the belly button and allow
it to dry on its own. Clean the area with a wet tissue and pat dry
with a soft towel. Repeat several times a day until the infection
is gone. Turmeric
Turmeric can also be used to keep belly button infections at bay. It is a natural antiseptic and antibiotic
agent that can heal as well as prevent infection. Prepare a paste with a little turmeric powder
and water. Apply this paste on the affected area and
leave it on until it dries. Wipe it off with a tissue and keep the area
dry. Do this 2 or 3 times a day to reduce pain
and prevent the infection from spreading. You can also mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
and a little honey in a glass of hot milk. Drink it daily before going to bed to promote
internal healing. Neem
Be it yeast or bacterial infection that affects, neem can definitely help a lot in treating
it. Neem has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory
properties that help reduce pain and itching and prevent further spread of infection. Make a paste of a few neem leaves and apply
it onto the affected area. You can also add a little turmeric powder. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse it
off with warm water. Pat dry thoroughly. Do this twice daily for several days. You can also add a few drops of neems oil
to 1 teaspoon of olive oil or any other carrier oil and apply on the affected area for quick
healing.

17 Comments

  • Reply Az Da Sinista December 5, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Great advice

  • Reply LawrencePH March 17, 2018 at 8:15 am

    My belly button is itchy

  • Reply Wild Spirit June 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Mine is crusty

  • Reply iAMaPickLE 123 July 10, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    It hurts!!!!! :c

  • Reply Earl’s Vlogs July 24, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Mine is itchy and watery

  • Reply Not Yours August 5, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Mine has mucus…what does that mean?

  • Reply BRUHH August 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I'm ten years old
    And its watery.itchy and hurts
    P.S its crusty when i waked up in the morning
    Btw thx for the heart!

  • Reply Funneh B. Cardi B. September 8, 2018 at 1:58 am

    mine is normal

  • Reply Angel XD October 9, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Mine is watery and smells like poop and itchy

  • Reply John Edgar Pama October 18, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I've consulted my doctor about that. But it got worse. No more discharged but my belly button around it got numb. And aching. I felt also thay my stomach got bigger than normal size 😭😭😭😅

  • Reply EZAF_Fleekas October 23, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Do we still do this when our belly button smells bad and gets out green substances? And how long does it take to heal? Thanks for the advice

  • Reply Lofty Tane February 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Whenever I eat the contents fall out of my naval. Is it too late for tumeric?

  • Reply babli banskar March 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Me 29 years ki hu pr mere belly bottom se Kahi kabhi pani nikl raha h

  • Reply Maka Albarn · March 17, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Can you disinfect the area with hydrogen peroxide

  • Reply Vero’s life April 30, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Mine is itchy and it’s crusty and when I wake up it’s watery

  • Reply Amelia Dutz June 23, 2019 at 3:03 am

    .Mine is crusty. What do I do??

  • Reply misshappyaidan July 14, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Mine is itchy and purple

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