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What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy from the snaps on blue jeans or a metal belt buckle is a common cause of an itchy red rash near the umbilicus (belly button). A dermatologist or allergist can confirm using an allergy patch test. ...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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I have fine red bumps that itch around and inside my belly button and wanted to know what that could be and what could cause it?

I have fine red bumps that itch around and inside my belly button and wanted to know what that could be and what could cause it?

Omphalitis: Inflammation of this area is termed omphalitis and is usually a result of hairs trapped in a deep navel. Clean it out with alcohol on a q-tip. Sometimes it is severe enough to surgically remove the navel which always cures it.. ...Read more

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What can cause a red bump inside the belly button with brownish smelly discharge?

What can cause a red bump inside the belly button with brownish smelly discharge?

Infection / abcess: Enough said. Should be cleaned out and kept clean and dry. Possible antibiotics if more than superficially infected. ...Read more

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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night ( no driving with benedryl) , or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat , f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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What will help little red bumps around my bellybutton to go away?

What will help little red bumps around my bellybutton to go away?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My grandson is six weeks old and has a red bump inside his bellybutton about the size of an pencil eraser. It also pusses what could it be?

Umbilical granuloma: This is an irritated growth. It is usually treated with silver nitrate application to the growth. It gets better in a few weeks. Call the doctor to have them do this simple non urgent procedure. ...Read more

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Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more