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Belly button ring problems. Is itching and slight wetness an allergy to the ring?

Belly button ring problems.  Is itching and slight wetness an allergy to the ring?

Nickel allergy: Metals such as nickel can cause a contact dermatitis. Nickel is frequently used as a hardener for metals in jewelry. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Belly button ring hole itching, early sign of pregnancy?

Have not heard that : One, the best way to tell is to do a blood preg test which will be + a few days before the missed period. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your belly button is red inside and itches?

What does it mean if your belly button is red inside and itches?

Uncertain: 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. ...Read more

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If your belly button itches does it mean its infected?

If your belly button itches does it mean its infected?

Not always: 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. ...Read more

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My wife has an itchy irritation in her belly button that began on february 13 2013. It itches. What could it be and how do we treat it?

My wife has an itchy irritation in her belly button that began on february 13 2013. It itches. What could it be and how do we treat it?

Need more info: Common causes would include irritant or allergic problems to skin care products used on the skin. Questions to ask her are: has she changed skin care products recently such as moisture creams, soaps, etc. Has she had problems like this before? Does she have dry skin issues. Try some otc Hydrocortisone 1-2 weeks and if no help or especially if worsens, see your dermatologist. ...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

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


Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more