What are the causes of a foul smelling belly button

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What are the causes of a foul smelling belly button

Belly button or naval is a sensitive part of your body. This part of your body helps to keep many health problems at bay. However, you must have experienced a peculiar and foul smell from your belly button. The foul smell from the belly button can be due to careless hygiene. Often dirt, bacteria and germs accumulate in the naval leading to hygiene issues, which in turn leads to foul smell from the belly button. If you don’t clean your belly button properly, it leads to the foul smell and various health problems over time. So, let’s find out the causes of a smelly belly button. (Also read: How to turn poop into a great one every day)

Not cleaning your belly button
Your belly button contains around 70 different kinds of bacteria, fungi and germs. Oils, dirt, sweat also get stuck in the belly button. All these things contribute to the smell in the belly button. When you are not looking for the hygiene of your belly button, you run the risk of the smelly belly button. This is why it is important to take care of your hygiene.

Yeast infection
Candida is a sort of infection, which grows in a place of warmth and moisture. Therefore, this infection can happen in your belly button as well. If you have your belly button pierced then the chance of the infection increase. A piecing gives bacteria a chance to enter. Infections lead to pain, redness and swelling of the belly button. (Also read: What are the biggest health myths that people still believe)

High blood pressure and diabetes
High blood pressure and diabetes have a negative impact on your belly button’s health. This leads to belly button smell.

Bacterial infection
When the bacterias start accumulating in your belly button then it leads to a foul smell in your belly button. If you don’t clean your belly button the infections increase and lead to discharge as well.

Piercing
Belly button piercing leads to pain, burning sensation and chances of your bacterial infection. If you don’t take proper care of your piercing’s hygiene then it leads to a foul smell in your  (Also read: Cold shower or hot shower which one is better for you)

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