6 year old complaining of belly button pain
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- Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
Belly button swelling and pain suggest either umbilical hernia or skin abscess. I think he was seen by a physician and advised erythromycin. Erythromycin is an antibiotics and it seems physician is thinking of infection. If you see skin is red and very painful it may be skin infection. MY SUGGESTION IS TO CONSULT PEDIATRIC SURGEON AND RULE OUT PARTIAL INCARCERATED UMBILICAL HERNIA.