:?: hi, I have a question ever since I had my first child about 8 years ago I notice that my belly button has a bad odor and sometimes it gets really irritated and red. I have gone to the doctor once about it but she did'nt do much about it the only thing, that she told me to do wuz to clean it with a q-tip and alcahol, i've done it and it dosent seem to help I always have the odor their when I take a shower I wash it with soap, I have try'ed everything. Also when it gets irritated and I clean it. It burns really bad:cry:
any one out their has heard or knows anything about this :?:
Well my son is now 10 and I also have had this problem since after having him. It is basically just because your belly button has changed a little after having the baby, it has gotten deeper. Sweat and stuff stays in there and causes the odor to accumulate and make it sore. Everytime you get a shower, make sure you scrub it well, even if it is sore.
For the soreness, try a topical cream like neosporin with the stuff in it that helps topical pain. Other times I have used powder like shower to shower, it tends to absorb the body fluids that cause the odor and it also keeps it soft and non-irritated.