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Old 12-13-2002, 09:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 5 yo ds told me his belly button hurt and when he lifted his shirt, indeed his belly button was red and irritated. I put some hydrogen peroxide on it and it oozed... ick... So, just assuming it got dirty and maybe a cut inside but also in the back of my mind, I seem to recall reading or hearing somewhere that this could be a sign of hernia... anyone know this to be true or not? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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I still get red belly button sometimes. I have umbilical hernia when I was 5. So I have a severe innie from the surgery. As a result when I shower or swim water sometimes doesn't get a chance to dry and I get red. I usually use peroxide too. Although in a pinch I've been known to use facial toner since it has alcohol in it. Works great for me. I've never heard of red belly button being a sign of hernia.
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