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6 year old complaining of belly button pain

Please, I have a 6 years old son and he keeps complaining of pain in his belly button. He has a big navel but not too big. I took him to a hospiatl and he was given injection erythromycin oral suspension but he stil complains about his problem.
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  • 'Tommy' on
  • 09/15/2014
  • 1908
  • 1 Answer

Answered By:

  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
  • 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.

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