A 31-year-old female asked:
in one of the skin creases inside navel is very itchy & sore. times can get red and inflamed. kept very clean however skin seems hypersensitive to touch & provokes itching. had this for years. any treatment?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered
31 years experience Family Medicine
Navel: even they try to keep the area clean is not uncommon for moisture to collect in the navel and to get an infection. Often times has a fungal infection. However, sometimes it can be a combined fungal and bacterial infection. Often starting with a triple antibiotic cream is official to resolve the problem.
Answered on Dec 2, 2019
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