When folks shower there are parts of their body they make sure to hit with soap and water but many may be forgetting one specific area, and now a doctor is warning folks not to.
Dr. Karan Rajan recently shared a video on TikTok, which has been viewed over 290,000 times, explaining what happens if you forget to wash your belly button. According to Rajan, whether you are an innie or an outie, not washing your belly button can lead to the formation of what he calls belly button jewels or stones.
Rajan’s video was in response to another video in which a woman said she was cleaning out her boyfriend’s belly button and kept “digging and digging and finding more gunk,” eventually pulling out a stone.
"All flesh holes can build up with sweat, dead skin cells, oils, clothing fabric, bacteria and forbidden cheese,” Rajan explains. "If not washed out on a regular basis, this material can accumulate and harden into an omphalolith - a belly button stone.” He adds, “Belly button stones come in a wide array of colors, it's usually black but can be a light brown."
- Understandably, a lot of people were pretty grossed out by the whole thing.
- “Who else is checking their belly button right now LOL,” one person commented, while another added, "Not me cleaning my belly button straight after watching this.”
- Finally, another replied, "Well, I could’ve went the rest of my life and never had known about this."
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