Has anyone experienced this ? Is it an infection?

Sandra - posted on 01/16/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is close to a year and just recently i've noticed some redness (inside) her belly button along with a foul smell. There's no swelling.

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Meg - posted on 01/16/2012

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If soap and water don't change things, I'd try a little tea tree oil. Its an anti bacterial and anti fungal, as is lavender oil (essential oil only). Both can be found at any good drug store. Its possible it was not dried and her picking at it has irritated it. My nephew had a similar issue, only his was cause by his fascination with it and always sticking his little fingers in there. Best luck!

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Nikki - posted on 01/16/2012

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I get this, I use some salt and water and make sure it's dried really well.

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Hmmm have you tried cleaning it carefully with a q-tip and warm water? If so and its no better I would ask the ped. when you go in for the 1 yr check up. Good luck.

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