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Dry Skin Around Belly Button
Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Dermatitis: You may have number of conditions . Allergic dermatitis and fungal infection to mention few of them . Are other associated symptoms like rash? More history is needed to make suggestion . If condition persist , please see your family doc , he might figure out what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My belly button stinks and is wet and crusty. It's pierced but it's not red around the piecing only inside the actual belly button. Why?
Infection: Your symptoms are suggesting a local infection, fungal/bacterial/mixed. Would suggest starting with an office visit with your pediatrician for a physical exam and a possible culture. The piercing might need to come out for the duration due to the fact that will act as an irritant. ...Read more
Skin breaking around mouth. It's red, really tight flaky and stings. Small path of skin around mouth. Help?
Not at all : That is not a symptom of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
I have red bumps around my belly button and they go around in a circle around my belly button and it's extremely itchy?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Any trauma? Pain?: There are many reasons why you may have bruising around your belly button. Trauma to the area would be high on my list, but you'd know about that. You may collect blood (leading to a bruise) around your belly button with bleeding into the retro peritoneum (a space that wraps around your abdominal cavity). If it worsens, or if you have pain, call or go see your doctor. ...Read more
I have bumpy red stretch marks below my belly button. 37 weeks pregnant, is it pupps? It looks like rashes ontop of my stretch marks.
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