A 34-year-old female asked:
what does it means when around your bellybutton itches?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Warren Wolfe answered
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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