What to do if your belly button is dirty?

What to do if your belly button is dirty?

If the swab gets dirty, throw it away and start a new one. Once the cotton swab comes out clean, use a fresh one dipped in water to rinse the alcohol out of your bellybutton so it doesn’t dry your skin. Following your shower, gently dry the inside of your bellybutton with another clean, dry swab or the corner of a towel or washcloth.

What’s the best way to clean a belly button piercing?

If your bellybutton piercing is fully healed: Follow the cleaning instructions for the type of bellybutton you have, innie or outie. Gently wash the pierced area with a cotton ball that’s been soaked in a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in 8 ounces of boiled water that’s been cooled.

How often do you need to clean your bellybutton?

Most bellybuttons have crevices that can collect dirt and breed bacteria. Aim to clean yours about once a week. How you clean your bellybutton depends on what kind you have: Before you take your next shower: Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the surfaces inside your bellybutton.

Is it OK to put oil on belly button?

Doing so could trap moisture inside your belly button, creating a good environment for unwanted bacteria, fungus, or yeast. You may be able to safely moisturize your belly button with a little baby oil or light moisturizing lotion if you have an outie rather than an innie.

Should I clean out my belly button?

Yes, you really should clean your belly button: the average one contains more than 60 types of bacteria (healthy and harmful alike)! Most people believe they have a clean belly button after the warm water and body soap suds wash over it in the shower, which is the least effective cleaning method because people do…

How can I keep my new belly button dry?

Resisting the urge to scratch or pick at your infected belly button Changing and washing your bedsheets and clothing regularly to prevent reinfection Avoiding sharing towels with other people Wearing loose, comfortable clothing to help keep your belly button cool and dry Cleansing your belly button daily with a saltwater solution

How do you remove your belly button?

Pull the barbell portion of the belly button ring down. While you pull it down, bring it away from your body, effectively removing it from your belly button hole. Go to a professional piercing shop or a doctor’s office if you have difficulty removing the belly button ring. Never force the ring out as this can tear your skin and lead to scarring.

Why does my belly button leak and smell bad?

Causes of a Smelly Belly Button. As the belly button is a warm and moist area, it is susceptible to bacteria overgrowth and resulting infections. This can cause belly button discharge and an unpleasant smell.