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Old 06-02-2006, 11:24 AM   #1
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Belly-Button Odor? Gross...I know

Hey Guys,

Ever since starting the Atkin's a couple of weeks ago I have noticed a very foul odor coming from my naval... I shower and clean my naval everynight and I make sure to dry it, but this smell is there in the morning. At work I have to go to the restroom and take a kleenix and wad it up and pat my bellybutton with it. I have also notice a milky-goo substance (sometimes greenish) inside my bellybutton. I am not in pain, but the odor is really bad...

Anyone ever have this problem?
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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OMG! I just came back from the restroom with the exact same problem!!! I have not told anybody about it because it is sooooo gross! I am worried someone might think I have bad hygiene, so I spray lots of perfume. I was wondering if I have a belly button infection or something. Just plain old nasty!!!
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:54 AM   #3
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OMG! I just came back from the restroom with the exact same problem!!! I have not told anybody about it because it is sooooo gross! I am worried someone might think I have bad hygiene, so I spray lots of perfume. I was wondering if I have a belly button infection or something. Just plain old nasty!!!
This really sucks. I have been going to research on google and it may be some type of infection. The becteria produce the foul smell... I guess I just got to keep it dry...
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:44 PM   #4
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Ive had it before, my doc said it was like a yeast infection only in the belly button...so if you use some anti fungal stuff (same stuff that youd use for a vag yeast infection) it should clear up in a few days...it did for mine..
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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I clean my belly button on occasion with a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
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Dude sounds like a cyst to me! I doubt it's fungal due to the pus discharge, but ya never know. My boyfriend had a cyst in his bellybutton one time too. Getting infections there is somewhat common. I myself had a pilonidal cyst (at the top of the buttcrack-- gross I know) several years ago and that sucker got huge and narly because I didnt know what it was and didnt take care of it. Finally it popped and I began cleaning it out. I was lucky because pilonidal cysts can be recurring and get very bad, especially if the infection was large the first time.

Anyway, I advised my boyfriend to first try and treat it himself and if it didnt get better than he should go to the doc. It healed completely in about 2 weeks. Go ahead and clean it out a few times a day with Bactine (they use this for piercings) and that should do the trick. Hydrogen peroxide would work too or antibacterial soap, but I prefer Bactine. The label says not to use for puncture wounds, but I think next to peroxide the stuff is great and every piercing I've gotten I've used Bactine with. Cleaned out my pilonidal cyst with it too.

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Old 06-06-2006, 12:21 PM   #7
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You sound like you have a fungus infection in it..Try spraying on some tinactin srpay into it morning and night. You may even want to rub some deordant around the navel before you dress..
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:51 PM   #8
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I'd try a tsp. of peroxide periodically and lie on my back and let it bubble away.
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:07 PM   #9
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I'd try a tsp. of peroxide periodically and lie on my back and let it bubble away.
Will this hurt? Where do I buy Peroxide? Sav-On? I just don't want it to hurt.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:50 AM   #10
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HP and burning

Peroxide is normally found in drug stores by the name HP.

To avoid buring mix it in generous amount of water and add it as it fits to your level of tolerance.
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No advise but I just found it hilarious that there are 31,632 views of this thread!

:blush: I'm sorry....Carry on.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:47 PM   #12
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No advise but I just found it hilarious that there are 31,632 views of this thread!

:blush: I'm sorry....Carry on.
OMG that IS hilarious - and out of 31,913 views, only TEN responses
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #13
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And it only took 4 years for someone to tell him where to find peroxide!
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And it only took 4 years for someone to tell him where to find peroxide!
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:17 PM   #15
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And it only took 4 years for someone to tell him where to find peroxide!
this is so hilarious
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:20 PM   #16
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it looks like he hasn't even been to lcf in two and a half years

I hope your belly button is better by now
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:40 AM   #17
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I have had it for along time. The doc told me its where your belly button gets moist from sweat or when you take a shower and it doesnt get completely dry. He told me to clean it with alcohol because alcohol dries it somehow. He said even if I had to use a hair dryer to get my belly button completly dry. Its nothing to worry about. I have a big button hole lol so its hard to keep it dry sometimes.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:24 AM   #18
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I use nystatin and then put corn starch on it to capture mosture I get alot of YEAST infections from my meds under boobs , and tummy roll t
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #19
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is surgery required ?

hi

i have been having this discharge from my belly button for last 2 weeks , it was initially pus and now some blood is coming out as well, my doctor advised surgery to remove/close the belly button .
It occured before as well , approx an year back but it healed automatically by applying betadine solution for around 1 week.
But the doc said since it has reoccured , its better to have a surgery .
Has anyone else had the surgery of this kind , hows the procedure and the recovery period .

Thanks
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