Keep The Belly Button Clean And Dry
Keep the belly button clean and dry to prevent infections caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria as well as other triggers for belly button bleeding. The average navel contains almost seventy types of bacteria. Yeast can grow in the belly button if it's not kept clean and dry. Yeast infections develop in damp, dark areas like the navel, groin, and between skin folds. If a yeast infection develops in the navel, a red, itchy rash and thick, white discharge can follow, and bleeding may also occur. Practicing good personal hygiene can help maintain the balance between the good and harmful bacteria in the belly button. It's also helpful for healing when an infection does occur. Keep the belly button clean and dry by showering daily with antibacterial soap, rinsing thoroughly, and drying the inside of the navel. Use a washcloth or a saltwater solution to remove the dirt and residue from the navel. Avoid the navel when applying creams, oils, and moisturizers because they can encourage the growth of bacteria or yeast.