A 32-year-old member asked:
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what does it mean when your belly button is itchy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Differing reasons: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia.
Answered on Oct 23, 2016

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Dr. Marcus Romanello
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Fungal dermatitis : Try washing umbilicus daily with a dandruff shampoo, as it could just be a fungal infection (like jock itch and athletes foot). These fungi like warm ... Read More
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Inflammation: You may have an infection or an allergic reaction. May want to have your physician take a look at it.
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Don't worry: unless there is an associated rash. Requires examination to determine possible causes.
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Infection: It could be an infected cyst, abscess, or a draining sinus tract. You may need a course of antibiotics and consult with surgeon.
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