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Belly button rings can cause infection very easily if not cleaned at least once a day. The best way to prevent an infection is to clean it with antibacterial soap, such as Dial, once or twice a day. Applying alcohol or peroxide can dry the skin out and help with infection, so do not use those. Do not use lotions around the belly button as this can cause a moist environment for bacteria to set in and cause infection. The last thing able to prevent an infection is to not touch the piercing until the belly button is healed. Bothering it before then can easily move germs back and forth between the ring and wound, so leave it to set before taking it out.

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