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Anyone else's belly button smell like cheese?

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PhuqIt Sat 03-Jun-17 23:43:21

What causes it? I shower daily. Don't understand it, had the same problem for years.

BastardBloodAndSand Sat 03-Jun-17 23:45:04

Mine stinks. Really stinks.......I have been known to waft it under my dps nose to wake him from drunken sleeping. blush

Passthecake30 Sat 03-Jun-17 23:45:51

envy boak

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 03-Jun-17 23:46:21


YellowLawn Sat 03-Jun-17 23:46:24

do you wash it properly and dry it afterwards?

it's the sweat and fluff trap of doom otherwise.

FreeNiki Sat 03-Jun-17 23:47:28

No. I shower every day sometimes more than once.

Do you actually wash your body properly under the shower?

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 03-Jun-17 23:51:03

Mine sometimes stinks and ha a discharge inside, but after a few days it goes, I wash with pain water and make sure I dry it, it helps.

Bastard grin I did laugh at your post.

notyounanbread Sat 03-Jun-17 23:52:19

Try talc.

SleepingBooty Sat 03-Jun-17 23:54:38

Cotton wool and surgical spirit is the only way I clean it thoroughly. Deep belly button means a few issues over the years.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sat 03-Jun-17 23:55:01

I give mine a good scrub daily.

Mine's really deep. When I was pregnant I could turn it inside out.

ThreeForAPound Sat 03-Jun-17 23:55:41

Do you dry it properly?

Can't say mine smells...

user1471430558 Sat 03-Jun-17 23:56:05

I use to get this, it's yeast (as in thrush). Treat with Canestan and then make sure it is dry in future, I use a cotton bud.

Arealhumanbeing Sat 03-Jun-17 23:59:10

Not washing it properly causes it.🤢

Get stuck in with soap and a flannel.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 04-Jun-17 00:00:53

I lost mine after surgery so no longer have a belly button, but it used to be quite deep and did smell bad. I used to dry it with my hairdryer.

jmh740 Sun 04-Jun-17 00:08:10

Mines very deep I use canesten and a cotton bud if it gets a bit smelly

NC4T Sun 04-Jun-17 00:11:35

Mine stinks and has done for about 18 years. I can only attribute it to a belly button piercing i had in 1998. It reeks. Piercing long gone but stench remains (daily showerer here)

cantthinkofabloodyname Sun 04-Jun-17 00:12:46

Mine stinks like death. I frequently use a cotton bud & shower gel to clean mine, as it's hot some nasty scarring from surgery.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 04-Jun-17 00:17:56

Have you guys googled 'navel stones'?

Basically years of filth forming a hard ball.

fannydaggerz Sun 04-Jun-17 00:19:04

Do you have a deep belly button?

I read online that a lot of people can have belly button cysts but feel no pain from it but it stinks.

LauderSyme Sun 04-Jun-17 00:25:43

Yuck, I had no idea this was a thing. How deep is deep? Mine goes in about 1cm. Pleased to report it's odour free though.

HappenedForAReisling Sun 04-Jun-17 00:30:12

I wonder how many mumsnetters have now stuck their finger in their belly button and sniffed their finger.

Longdistance Sun 04-Jun-17 00:33:33

When you've showered, dry it properly otherwise it will wiff 😷

AlphaBites Sun 04-Jun-17 00:39:26

Why the fuck have I just googled naval stones hmmenvy {boak} confused

Gwenhwyfar Sun 04-Jun-17 00:39:54

I don't make a particular effort when I was and I don't towel dry and have no problem so I doubt it's that. Sounds more like a fungal infection or something.

kateyjane Sun 04-Jun-17 00:40:06

Had this once - the chemist recommended antibiotic ear drops - it worked! But yuk! Hope I don't get it again.

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