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What can I do about dry skin and an infection in my belly button?

What can I do about dry skin and an infection in my belly button?

See your doctor: See your doctor to get both formally diagnosed and then specifically treated. ...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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Have a petal like dry skin rash on back of knee, to front, also a round one below belly button, was told it was ringworm/lotrimin, nope, any ideas?

Have a petal like dry skin rash on back of knee, to front, also a round one below belly button, was told it was ringworm/lotrimin, nope, any ideas?

Eczema: What you are describing sounds like eczema or an allergic contact dermatitis to nickel. Sometimes the nickel found in the metal snaps on jeans will contact the skin and cause an allergic reaction where it contacts. The rash on the back of your knee is likely more along the lines of eczema. It is difficult to tell, so I would recommend you see a dermatologist to check it out. ...Read more

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Help! Itchy, dry skin developed on both sides of my abdomen. Skin discoloration of dark pigmentation. Do I need to see a doctor?

Help! Itchy, dry skin developed on both sides of my abdomen. Skin discoloration of dark pigmentation. Do I need to see a doctor?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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My milk, egg, fruits allergy prick test is negative but when I eat these foods I get itchy flaky scalp, bloating belly, very dry skin specially hands?

My milk, egg, fruits allergy prick test is negative but when I eat these foods I get itchy flaky scalp, bloating belly, very dry skin specially hands?

Food intolerance: Even though you tested negative to the above foods they still may be evoking symptoms when you eat them. Avoid them for now and gradually reintroduce them one at a time after six months. ...Read more

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I found this patch of dry skin on my stomach. It was much smaller but I scratched it, its been two months now. It isn't itchy. What is it?

I found this patch of dry skin on my stomach. It was much smaller but I scratched it, its been two months now. It isn't itchy. What is it?

Hard to say: This could be something very simple like xerosis (dry skin) that is getting larger because of scratching. This could also be something fungal or eczema. Given this forum I cannot say for sure. However, seeing your doctor would help you figure this out. A dermatologist may be needed. ...Read more

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I have a dry skin rash on the sides and back of my stomach. It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches. I have had it for over a week.?

I have a dry skin rash on the sides and back of my stomach. It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches. I have had it for over a week.?

Hard to tell: Unfortunately like so many rashes a picture is worth a thousand words. It would be worth seeing your doctor who can often answer the question with a quick look and prescribe an appropriate cream. In general itchy rashes suggest an allergic cause (with several exceptions), and can often be easily treated with steroid creams. ...Read more

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I've had a red nickel sized rash on my stomach for 3 weeks. Hasn't spread or much at all. Tried miconazole- no effect. Also not dry skin. What is it?

I've had a red nickel sized rash on my stomach for 3 weeks. Hasn't spread or much at all. Tried miconazole- no effect. Also not dry skin. What is it?

Possibilities: So, large amount of possibilities. Could be an eczema type rash, could be bacterial, could be fungal that is resistant to miconazole, all are possible. Antifungal/steroid cream may help, and tea tree oil may help (use a carrier oil such as olive or coconut). Good luck to you! ...Read more

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What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

Itch: Several reasons for causing it. Mechanism stays the same. Mast cells are specialized histamine containing cells in skin which get triggered by some stimulus- ie food product, detergent, cream, or even emotions like anxiety, chronic diseases esp liver and kidney diseases, certain cancers and graft vs host disease could also be trigger. Need work up and Cromolyn Sodium is mast cell stabilizer helps. ...Read more

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Everytime I pee urine is cloudy and UTI test came back negative, could it be yeast infection? I have dry skin and hair as well and stomach aches.

Everytime I pee urine is cloudy and UTI test came back negative, could it be yeast infection? I have dry skin and hair as well and stomach aches.

Cloudy urine: The usual cause of cloudy urine is phosphate crystals, which are normal. It's the result of fluid intake and diet. It's not harmful. You can test this by adding a few drops of acid (e.g. vinegar) to a urine sample. If phosphate crystals, the urine will turn crystal clear. Yeast infections don't cause cloudy urine, and this has nothing to do with dry skin etc. See doctor if still concerned. ...Read more

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My stomach has been extremely itchy for about a month. Also my breasts and nipples have been sore for a week not pregnant, not ready for period, no dry skin, no issues in past.

You: You may be dealing with an allergic reaction. Are you using a new soap, lotion or detergent? You can try over the counter benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Based on the date of this post, if your symptoms are still present you should be evaluated by your primary care provider.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a 5" 4 15 year old girl to weigh 90 lbs? She has irregular periods, dry skin, thin hair, headaches and a sore stomach.

Is it healthy for a 5" 4 15 year old girl to weigh 90 lbs? She has irregular periods, dry skin, thin hair, headaches and a sore stomach.

Weight issues: No these symptoms indicated a multitude of possible things like thyroid problems, anemia, etc. You need evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Intense sugar craving and bad gas upon consumption of any type of sugar (fruits or refined even bread) also bloating and cramps, constant stomach sounds (intestines) itch on hand feet top of my head and bad dry skin (dehydration). Bone pain and nick.

Intense sugar craving and bad gas upon consumption of any type of sugar (fruits or refined even bread) also bloating and cramps, constant stomach sounds (intestines) itch on hand feet top of my head and bad dry skin (dehydration). Bone pain and nick.

Keto diet?: Not sure if your issue is allergy or gluten sensitivity or what, but a trial of low or no carbs in the diet should alleviate much of your discomfort. Get together with registered dietician or GI doctor and fix your intake to something you can live with, also suggest daily probiotic to reduce bloating and cramps ...Read more

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I developed a dark leather dry patch of skin that went from the middle of my chest to my belly button in a straight line after having a tummy tuck.

I developed a dark leather dry patch of skin that went from the middle of my chest to my belly button in a straight line after having a tummy tuck.

Picture needed: Will need images to better assess the "rash" have you been seen by a physician for this? It should be monitored if you have concerns and definitely if it is changing. ...Read more

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Why does the part of my belly button piercing that's under my skin hurt to the touch?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know what may be happening to the piercings without examining you. The piercings could be infected. If you there is redness, discharge and/or fever, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...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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About two inches down and four inches over to the left (my left) side of my belly button. Pain is generally on the surface or under skin.

Abdominal pain: Left sided abdominal pain may be from colitis, diverticulitis, kidney problems and any irritation to the skin may be contributing to this also. Need more information from the patient to narrow down the diagnosis ...Read more

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8w baby's belly button is brown but she has fair skin. Is that a possible infection?

8w baby's belly button is brown but she has fair skin. Is that a possible infection?

Need more info: If you have a problem with an 8 week old she should be seen by a pediatrician for a diagnosis. The internet is not the place to try and solve a problem that requires an examination. Hope all is OK ...Read more