Our expert says:
The problem with a belly ring is that the skin is very close to the abdominal cavity at that area near the navel. So if the infection is local, just tender at that spot, red or draining pus, it is ok to treat it with an antibiotic cream like Bactroban. However if the whole tummy is sore and you can't walk upright, and you feel feverish or get cold shivers you need to see a doctor as soon as possible because then the infection has spread to the inside.
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