One of the strangest physical issues that people might have heard of is a bleeding belly button. It is not like you’d witness your belly button bleeding every now and then, like bleeding nose. Since the term says it all, you don’t really need a formal definition of bleeding belly button to know about it. There can be many reasons why you might have a bleeding belly button. This occurs mostly when a piercing goes wrong and causes infection. Besides that, if the belly button is not kept clean, it might be infected by bacteria and fungi which in turn can cause bleeding belly button. Here’s how a bleeding belly button is treated.
When you visit a doctor, the doctor would first take a look at your belly button. This is followed by a thorough examination using which the doctor addresses the symptoms. These symptoms then help the doctor prescribe you medication. If it is a fungal infection, the doctor would prescribe an antifungal ointment and if it is a bacterial infection, you’d be prescribed a bacterial ointment.
Precautions while applying medication
Before you apply the prescribed medicine on the affected area, make sure you clean the navel area with clean water and an antibacterial soap. After doing so, wipe it gently using a towel to completely dry it off. After you are done with cleaning it, apply the antibacterial or antifungal ointment on the affected area. Make sure you don’t rub the affected area, as it can worsen the condition of your belly button.
Dealing with the pus
In order to get rid of the pus that has been accumulated in the affected area, you can take a bowl full of lukewarm water. Now, mix about a pinch of Epsom salt in it. Use a cotton ball to soak in this solution and place it on your belly button. This will help you get rid of the pus and reduce the swelling and pain associated with the pus accumulation.
As your belly button recovers from the infection, a scab is formed. However, make sure you don’t pick the scab or meddle with it. If you do so, it has every possibility of causing bleeding again. After the infection has been completely cured, make sure you keep your belly button clean. The belly button is infected mostly because of being unclean. Maintaining proper hygiene is a very important precautionary measure. When the belly button is moist and has an accumulation of dirt, it becomes an ideal living condition for the bacteria and fungi. And this is how bacteria and fungi act on your skin and cause an infection and bleeding.
If you are getting a piercing in your belly button, make sure you get it done by a reliable and professional person. Even after getting it pierced, make sure you take all the precautions that are told to be taken. After getting a piercing, a lot of people experience an infection in the belly button for being careless.