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Old 06-26-2004, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question belly button lint

OK, I know this is a gross topic. I have a very itchy belly button. It is also very deep. I want to know if anybody knows how to get all of the belly button lint out of there! I've tried q-tips but they don't really work too well. I wash as deep as I can with a washcloth when I go in the shower, but it's still itchy and when I scratch inside, all this yucky stuff (lint) comes out on my fingernail. Eeeeeewwww!

Is there anything that I can put in there to clean it out, like some sort of astringent?

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Old 06-27-2004, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: belly button lint

Hi....try peroxide for general skin use (10 volume) that you find in the store in the skin bandaid/ointment area. Lay down, and with a dropper..put some in your navel. It will foam up. Dab it with a tissue. Do this a few times and then use a q-tip to get it all cleaned out. Do this every few days. It's probably from soap/lint build-up.

It will probably burn/pinch, but that could be if the skin is raw.

Hope you're belly-button lint-free soon.
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