Belly button infection is the most common issue that affects people of any age including infants too. It can be of two types: yeast or bacterial. The belly button is dark and deep, so sweat, dirt, dead skin, soap, residues of cosmetic products, and other substances get garnered in the navel cavity and cause an infection.
Note: If you spot a cottage cheese-like discharge from your belly button, it is a red flag that you have got an infection due to diabetes.
Factors that enhance the risk of belly button infection include:
-An abdominal surgery
-Piercing of the belly button
-An injury or wound near the belly button
-Constant touching of the belly button
-Bad hygiene habits
-Surgery in the belly button
Exposure to harmful UV sun rays
Signs and Symptoms:
-Skin turns hot
-Pain in the belly bottom
-Swelling and Inflammation
-Dizziness and nausea
-Bleeding inside the belly button
-Tingling or itching sensation inside the belly button
-Bad smell from the navel
-Yellowish, greenish, or brownish discharge from the belly button
1. Salt Water
Saline solution lowers the moisture inside your belly button further spread of infection. Due to the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of salt, it fights off the existing infection, inflammation, and itching.
You Will Need:
a) 1 cup hot water
b) 1 tsp salt water
a) Add salt to a cup of warm water and combine it well.
b) Put few drops of the saline solution in your navel.
c) Do this few times daily till you get relief.