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Is it common to have an itchy bellybutton? If so, what can I do to make it better?

Is it common to have an itchy bellybutton? If so, what can I do to make it better?

Yes: It is common, especially as the skin over the belly button stretches. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or use Hydrocortisone cream on it to ease the itch if would like. ...Read more

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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 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

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Itchiness around bellybutton im 12 week pregnant, 24 years old?

Itchiness around bellybutton im 12 week pregnant, 24 years old?

Rash: Your patient information states you are a male? Assuming this is a typo, itching around the belly button is pregnancy can be due to simple stretching of the skin, rash or infection. If there is a rash, discharge or the itching is severe you should see your physician ...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

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My bellybutton itchy, wet, smell and very little pain. Was about to clean w/ a small betadine on qtip then neosporin antibiotic. Is that ok?

My bellybutton itchy, wet, smell and very little pain. Was about to clean w/ a small betadine on qtip then neosporin antibiotic. Is that ok?

Yes: That's not unusual if you have not cleaned it for awhile. What you did was fine but soap and water or a little rubbing alcohol would likely have done the trick. Try to clean the area out once a week. If the antibiotic did not help, consider an anti-fungal cream. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

See a doctor: Did you have laparoscopic surgery with an incision near the umbilicus? N\you need to see a doctor to see if you have some type of skin infection that needs to be treated with oral antibiotics. Since you are one year after appendectomy, it would seem highly unlikely that a problem would occur at the umbilicus now due to the prior surgery. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy, red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy, red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

Likely not related: May have infection of the skin around the umbilicus (belly button). Less commonly a congenital remnant called a urachus can get infected and drain into the belly button. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more