This may sound weird, but I think my bellybutton is infected.(I've never had any piercings).It looks a bit red on the inside, it gives off a bad odor, and when i wear a white shirt i can seee a light brownish substance on my shirt.Its been like this for a few weeks. What should i do??
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Neosporin is about $3 per tube at the drug store. Hydrogen peroxide is like $2 for a large bottle. Don't worry, these items are not going to cause you to go broke. Just ask your mom to pik them up at the store if you can. Or go to the store if you can.
Hey guys. I just thought I'd put my two cents in and tell you that using hydrogen peroxide isn't a good idea. In the first place, it's a very narrow spectrum microbicide, in other words it doesn’t really kill that many germs. Secondly, it tends to kill healthy granulation tissue that helps wounds heal. I've noticed that people seem to think that the bubbling you see when you put it on a wound means it's working, but in reality that's just a reaction to naturally occurring organic proteins. The only time it's really ok to use hydrogen peroxide is when you have a wound that is very contaminated, because then the bubbling helps to debride the wound and remove imbedded partials. A better choice for this type of application would be betadine. You can get it at the drugstore too. It's a super effective at killing microorganisms, and it doesn't harm healthy tissue. Just don't use it if you're allergic to any kind of fish. Sorry to get all technical with ya'll, buy I just passed my vet tech exam and I thoroughly enjoy showing off, lol.
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