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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Red Sore On Bellybutton

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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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What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

Low grade infection: She have a low grade infection in her belly button. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area 4 times daily. ...Read more

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I ve redness and soreness of the vulvar area and vagina,after use of canesten, and ve external l burning,what may be cause and treatment for relief?

I ve redness and soreness of the vulvar area and vagina,after use of canesten, and ve external l burning,what may be cause and treatment for relief?

Dermatitis: Possible reaction to ingredients or not a yeast infection ( canesten is for yeast). If gets worse or redness spreads then be seen as soon as possible. Otherwise was skin with cool water. Can try soaking in tub with 2 cups of baking soda. Try ice packs to area for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off and see a doctor when you can ...Read more

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My dentist told me that stopping smoking has caused soreness & redness in the palate of my mouth. Has been there for 1 month plus now is this common?

My dentist told me that stopping smoking has caused soreness & redness in the palate of my mouth. Has been there for 1 month plus now is this common?

Hmmmmmm.: I'm not sure if i personally would agree with that observation. Smoking can and will cause changes to the soft tissues of your mouth, including the palate. I would think that over time, the tissues will revert back to their natural healthy state, unless there has been some irreversible damage. You might want to check with an oral surgeon regarding the health of the tissues of your palate. ...Read more

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I am 8 days post lap app. I started noticing redness to the right of belly button incision. It is sore, tender to the touch. Feels muscular. Normal?

I am 8 days post lap app. I started noticing redness to the right of belly button incision. It is sore, tender to the touch. Feels muscular. Normal?

Healing: Redness and itching as well as soreness can be seen around skin stitches at this time. Localized redness with itching and soreness can represent the starting of an infection. You need to let your surgeon know about this and if it worsens, you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Unexpected: You need to check with your doctor re. this problem since they do not appear to be related to post-nasal drips. A drug reaction should be considered as well. ...Read more

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Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Could be a stye: This might be an obstructed gland in the eyelid. If there only mild swelling or tenderness and no double vision or visual loss, try some warm compresses for a few days. ...Read more

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I ve few throat ulcers, and soreness and redness in throat, this occurred on 5th day after onset of use of suprax (cefixime) for UTI, what may be the cause?

I ve few throat ulcers, and soreness and redness in throat, this occurred on 5th day after onset of use of suprax (cefixime) for UTI, what may be the cause?

Virus? Herpes?: Probably urelated to Suprax (cefixime). Sore throat with ulcers sounds like a viral infection -- several possibilities, but one if them is new herpes. Was your UTI confirmed? Did those symptoms clear up? I'm wondering if you may have had sexual exposure with a new HSV infection both oral and genital. But of course only if at risk of STD. See MD ASAP, sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective Rx. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause only mild sore throat with redness and mild flu like symptoms with temp of 99.0?

Can strep throat cause only mild sore throat with redness and mild flu like symptoms with temp of 99.0?

Yes: Some people have minimal symptoms with strep as adults & some actively carry it in their throat & never seem to get sick from it. Without a fever, I am reluctant to consider it an infection but when there are both fever & generalized symptoms it is likely not a simple carrier state. ...Read more