Navel Like Moldy And Reddish When Scratched?
, I want to ask. My navel is rich with moldy mold and I scrape it with my nails when I shower and it turns red. Isn’t that dangerous? And how to treat it (both moldy and reddish like now)? R nThank you
Hello Ikasetiyo, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
The navel is a hollow in the middle of the stomach. Because it is a basin, this area is usually difficult to reach to clean when you shower, so there is often a buildup of dead skin cells in the navel. A navel that looks dirty (looks blackish) does not necessarily indicate a fungal infection of the navel. Signs of infection in the navel are the navel that looks red, itchy or painful, and can also be accompanied by swelling around the navel, or discharge like pus from the navel. If you do see signs of infection, you should see a doctor because the infection cannot be treated just by picking your navel. If indeed the infection in your navel is caused by a fungus, then antifungal drugs are needed to treat it, while if it is caused by a bacterial infection, then antibiotics are needed to treat the infection. Picking the navel with your nails is not recommended. Doing so can actually cause injury to the skin inside the navel and lead to infection in the navel.
If at this time there are no signs of infection above, chances are there is no infection in your navel. To deal with a dirty looking navel, you can clean the navel regularly in the following ways:
wet your navel using warm water, use a soft soap to clean the navel area, you can use a small towel or gauze to gently clean your navel area, no need to rub harshly or press too deeply to clean the soap residue until it is completely clean, dry it well before you get dressed
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