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 answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered Feb 17, 2020



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