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Belly button is red

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: "OMPHALITIS" (infection/inflammation of the belly button..HYGIENE is important. Wash the area with sap and water daily and use some Rubbing alcohol on ... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
I would be : concerned about infection like impetigo. Try cleaning with hydrogen peroxide, and apply topical antibiotic ointment. If not better in a week see your ... Read More
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Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
Skin infection: Most likely you have a minor skin infection that may respond to topical antibiotic (Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment will be okay if you have n ... Read More
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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
26 years experience Dermatology
Umbilicus : It's difficult to say without actually seeing the affected area, however you appear to describing Psoriasis. The umbilicus can be involved in Psoriasi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: The belly button is warm and moist. So good area for yeast. Try triple antibitoic and keep clean and dry.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. B ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Komal Hanif
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Several reasons: Rash around belly button can be caused by infections, poor hygiene, allergic reactions, psoriasis, scabies etc. Check up with your doctor to decide th ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Irritation: The "belly button" area is extremely sensitive. If you simply scratch it once, it may start a reaction that itches more and then you scratch and the ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Irritation: low grade bacterial or fungal infection- see your physician.
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
IkeM928: We unfortunately dont have your age, but mild inflammation around the umbilicus is not uncommon, and usually caused by not drying well when exiting th ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
RED BELLY BUTTON: IT MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF AN INFECTION. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Infection : The yellow liquid could be plus, which indicates infection. For now, put some topical antibiotic ointment and go to your primary Doctor tomorrow or th ... Read More
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