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what does it means when around your bellybutton itches?

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: For example if after a shower you don't dry the umbilicus (belly button) well you might start a yeast condition. Also irritation from elastic from underwear can cause itching & irritation. Check to make sure the umbilicus is clear of any debris like hair and threads. I have advised many patients that after a bath or shower use a hairdryer to make sure the umbilicus is dry.
Answered on May 14, 2015

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