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Posted by: bambi | 2008/01/10

Concerned Belly Ring swop

A friend and I was swimming at her place, I lost my belly ring, and she gave me one of hers to wear. Now its painful and feels like there might be invection (belling button). What I need to know, by doing this, can you get hipetitise?

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Dear Bambi
Yes you can get blood borne diseases if your skin was broken and the ring was not clean when you inserted it, but more likely you have a bacterial infection - try Bactroban ointment? Clean with surgical spirits and take the ring out.
dr Bets

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