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Am itchy on the outside part of my navel?

Am itchy on the outside part of my navel?

Topical hydrocort: Apply topical hydrocortisone cream 2x daily for a few days, if the problem returns after stopping the cream, check with your doctor. I am assuming that you do not have a metallic belly button ring which may also cause problem if you are allergic to metal. ...Read more

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Around my navel there was a itchy bump. That was two days ago. Since then two more bumps have appeared. Should i be concerned?

Around my navel there was a itchy bump. That was two days ago. Since then two more bumps have appeared. Should i be concerned?

Hair follicles ?: Do you have infected hair follicles? Is ther a fever or pain? Are they red or discharging ? Seek medical opinion if they persist... ...Read more

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Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Omphalitis: Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Chronic omphalitis is most often a young male adult who has a hairy abdomen with a deep navel. Persistence of the embryonic urachus may pull the umbilicus in deep. The hairs have tiny barbs which make them stick deeply into the umbilicus where they are irritating. ...Read more

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My navel (which is a very deep inny) has been itchy and really wet inside with a clear fluid. What is it? I am 6 months pregnant.

Most commonly: This is the result of an area of bacterial or fungal infection. Less commonly, a congenital urachal fistula or leaking (infected or noninfected) urachal cyst can do this. Best to see your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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I had a lap chole 1 mth ago. Around my navel has been a little itchy. I looked at my navel and it appears to have what looks like a rash . Is it bad?

I had a lap chole 1 mth ago. Around my navel has been a little itchy. I looked at my navel and it appears to have  what looks like a rash . Is it  bad?

Likely not bad: Skin irritation or rash around a healing scar is not uncommon. Do nor know if you had single incision surgery that may stretch the skin more. Depends if there is any discharge or itching. But a month after surgery most incisions should be healing well. Call your surgeon to examine for possible suture reaction or can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointment at the site too. ...Read more

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While taking Diovan (valsartan) I have developed itchy red eyes and a red navel?

While taking  Diovan (valsartan) I have developed itchy red eyes and a red navel?

Red navel?: Diovan (valsartan) can cause upper respiratory tract infection-type symptoms (such as runny nose and itchy eyes perhaps), but I have never heard of a red navel being caused by diovan (valsartan). ...Read more

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Navel pierced 6 days ago, been doing sea salt water washes, but its red around the hole & really itchy. Why? & how can I clean it & prevent infection?

Navel pierced 6 days ago, been doing sea salt water washes, but its red around the hole & really itchy. Why? & how can I clean it & prevent infection?

Infection?: If it is very red and warm, it might be infected. See a physician. If it just a little red and itchy (and no drainage or pus), then it is probably just healing. Try using hydrogen peroxide to clean and neosporin. Have the person who pierced it take a look. ...Read more

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How to remove itchy bites?

Use antihistamines: Apply witch hazel, Hydrocortisone cream, and over the counter ant histamines. If this does not get it under control see your doctor as there may be more to it. ...Read more