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I have a lump in my belly button, it’s been there for about

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I have a lump in my belly button, it’s been there for about 4 days, seems to ooze smelly clear/yellow stuff

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Could you please post a photo of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is the picture

Got it--hold on please

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The lump feels like it has fluid in it, I sometimes get a gunky belly button and that usually goes away within a few days, but this now appeared

You've got a boil there--an infection of the skin that's now a collection of pus that's oozing out

Since it's draining that's a good sign but you really should have your doctor look at it to see if you need a course of oral antibiotics to clear it up

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I’ve recently moved house and I’m not registered with a doctor, is there anything that I can do with it? Will it go away on its own? How else can I treat it? Thanks

Warm packs can help it drain and you can apply an antibacterial ointment like Neosporin twice a day

If it fully drains you may not need antibiotics

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