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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: You have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. 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


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What does it mean if your belly button itches?

What does it mean if your belly button itches?

Unsure: 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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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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What does it mean when my belly button itches too much female 18 yrs old?

Irritation: Could be dry irritated skin in there. Try some cortisone cream 3-4 times per day and see if it helps. Some irritant may have gotten in there. ...Read more

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Around my belly button itches and now there's clear sticky stuff coming from it?

Around my belly button itches and now there's clear sticky stuff coming from it?

Get it checked.: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Inside my belly button there's red bump and puss and it itches is it an infection?

Inside my belly button there's red bump and puss and it itches is it an infection?

Good Chance: If there is puss, there's a good chance it's an infection. Go see your doctor for treatment. ...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

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A year ago I was bitten by what I think was a deer tick in my belly button. I have a scar. Occasionally the area swells and itches. Is this normal?

A year ago I was bitten by what I think was a deer tick in my belly button. I have a scar. Occasionally the area swells and itches. Is this normal?

Not really: What you describe sounds fairly mild (occasional swelling and itching), but it is not normal. Typically if the "bite" was infected, the symptoms would not be so intermittent, and it would be tender. However, "something" is irritating your skin. Since it has been going on for a year now, it may be time to see your Dr or a dermatologist the next time it swells up. (I wouldn't go when it's normal) ...Read more

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Had a dark spot next to belly button for years. Sometimes itches and may be tiny knot underneath. No changes. Derm doesn't know. Any ideas, serious?

Had a dark spot next to belly button for years. Sometimes itches and may be tiny knot underneath. No changes. Derm doesn't know. Any ideas, serious?

Rash: If you scratch it and it welts up then it could very well be something called a mastocytoma. If you have only seen one dermatologist then I would make an appt with a new one for a new and different opinion. ...Read more

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I have a small lump inside the upper right part of my belly button. It is soft. Occasionally it itches but most of the time it does not. Seems like hernias are all outside of belly button and not in.

I have a small lump inside the upper right part of my belly button. It is soft. Occasionally it itches but most of the time it does not. Seems like hernias are all outside of belly button and not in.

Sounds like a hernia: Umbilical hernias are common. They can be congenital or develop from a weakness in the tissue behind the navel.
All should be surgically repaired for they can grow - and, in worst cases, trap bowel in them which can be very serious.
The operation is to fix them is simple (day surgery) and not dangerous. Please do see a doctor for a proper diagnosis - it does sound like a hernia.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Does jock itch sprsy work for belly button?

Does jock itch sprsy work for belly button?

It works on fungus: If there is fungus in your belly button it will work...... ...Read more

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Redness inside belly button. No pain, itching or discharge?

Redness inside belly button. No pain, itching or discharge?

No problem: Likely just a friction phenomenon. You can try a barrier (lotion/cream) moisturizer but the old school mantra holds. . . no pain, no itching, no discharge = no problem. ...Read more

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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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I noticed a small wound on my belly button an a little itching the skin is broke any answers to what it may be?

I noticed a small wound on my belly button an a little itching the skin is broke any answers to what it may be?

Belly Button: inflammation/infection is known as oomphalitis, have it checked out by your doc for a definite diagnosis. Mild cases may be treated with good hygiene and topical agents, more severe cases may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and my belly button seems to itching a lot lately. What could that mean?

Skin stretching: When skin stretches, often itching is the sensation that one notices. No reason to worry as this is a normal occurrence. ...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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I'm having very strong itching sensation in stomach just aside belly button but when I scratch I feel no relief as if its itching inside?

I'm having very strong itching sensation in stomach just aside belly button but when I scratch I feel no relief as if its itching inside?

Itching in navel: Itching is an alternative sign of pain. May be gallbladder or liver or even kidney as issues there can cause itching. Or may be fungal infection in navel (any rings?)-could try topical antifungal, or may be stomach /pancreas discomfort. Would get basic labs CBC, CMP to check function. If persists consider ultrasound to check gb, liver, pancreas or CT abd pelvis. Chec kfor h pylori f/u/ w/ d ...Read more

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I have an itching sensation around my belly button area that just won't go away. Plus the inside of my belly button is really red. Should I worry?

NOT TO WORRY: You should ask your Pharmacist to recommend an OTC (Over the Counter) CORTISONE containing CREAM which you should use liberally in the area. CAREFULLY clean the belly button then apply the Cream with a Q TIP and use the cream wherever the itch is!
If this doesn't help get some medical input from your PCP (primary care provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had my gallbaldder taken out and about a week later, my belly button started itching and there are little bumps in itand it looks a little white. What could be the reason?

I had my gallbaldder taken out and about a week later, my belly button started itching and there are little bumps in itand it looks a little white. What could be the reason?

Consult your doctor: We can not answer, need to look at the bumps. Did you have leproscopy cholecystectomy? It might be an infection, check it out. ...Read more

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I have a weird stinging itching sensation that radiates from my belly button to my penis and sometimes further down to almost my anus.?

Here are some. ..: The described info is not enough to deduce a correct Dx. To do so, bring the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of all symptoms with their related discomfort over time to the Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed so to reach reasonable Dx for proposing reasonable care timely. So, move and work with Doc closely. Best. .. ...Read more

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