A 44-year-old member asked:
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what does it mean if your belly button is red inside and itches?

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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. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia.
Answered on Feb 6, 2016
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