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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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My son has a red ring around his belly button and a rash around it what could that possibly be! Should I worry?

My son has a red ring around his belly button and a rash around it what could that possibly be! Should I worry?

Hard to say: This could be a simple bug bite reaction or even an infection.Since you did not provide an age or other specifics I cannot be more specific. ...Read more

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7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

Postop infection: I would be concerned for a post op infection - as 7 weeks after surgery - there should not be drainage / oozing from the incision. Redness is also a sign of infection. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My 5yr old has stomach pain around her belly button with diarrhea. A rash always follows the next day. I have taken her to her doctor but no answers.

My 5yr old has stomach pain around her belly button with diarrhea. A rash always follows the next day. I have taken her to her doctor but no answers.

Celiac disease?: If this is a recurrent condition, diarrhea followed by an itchy rash, I suggest your child be tested for Celiac disease, (autoimmune, gluten sensitivity) often underdiagnosed because the symptoms are very non specific. (Glutens are a form of protein found in some grains). Of course, she could also have any of the more common entero-viruses that usually cause diarrhea associated with a rash. ...Read more

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I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows , my stomach above belly button. What could this be?

I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows , my stomach above belly button. What could this be?

Eczema: But it could also be dry skin especially during the winter months. Need to lotion up with any moisturizing cream or lotion, you may also need prescription strength steroids depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Rash on my incision belly button?

You may have an: infection or allergic reaction to the belly button, also known as the umbilicus. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash below my belly button right at the waste line. It's maybe about an inch in diameter. Somedays it itches other days its fine?

I have a weird rash below my belly button right at the waste line. It's maybe about an inch in diameter. Somedays it itches other days its fine?

Contact Dermatitis: This sort of situation is often the result of contact with nickel metal from the back of the clasp on your pants. It will continue to bother you until you change to pants without exposed inner metal clasps and/or use thick shirts to completely block contact of your skin with the offending metal. Cortisones will help but are not a long term answer. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more