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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My 3 yr old son has had an belly button infection and has had

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My 3 yr old son has had an belly button infection and has had it since he was born it has been weeping and is very smell the doctor has give him several different creams but they always make it worse antibiotics work but it always returns 2weeks after the treatment has finished, he has had swobs they always find bacteria or fungal infection he has has no scans or X-rays. Please can you help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Sorry about this problem. If ever he has bleeding, there may be a blood vessel ramnent present which has to be removed by surgeon.
After he responds to an antibiotic, please use alternately antifungal and antiseptic dusting talc, or liquid gentian violet (ink) 1% solution several times a day for a month or more.
Use full-body cotton clothing covering belly-button, so that he does not put his fingers there frequently.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your help I will try this.
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 2 years ago.
You are welcome. Good luck to him.
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