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A member asked:

I did show my red bellybutton to my doctor back in november and got the cream for it. the smelling have stopped but i am still getting dry and red button on my belly. red bellybutton?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Belly button: Typically redness to the belly button is caused by a fungal infection. Sounds like you got a response to your therapy and will likely need to treat again. Preventive measures can be to keep the area clean and dry. The use of a hair dryer may be helpful to dry the area out. Other things are to consider conditions. Diabetes or thyroid problems can make you more prone to infection.
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Last updated Feb 17, 2020


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