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Itchy Painful Bellybutton
Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
4 days ago a cluster of red blisters appeared on my lower abdomen. They did not hurt or itch till yesterday. Now the blisters have drained and it's becoming very red painful and itchy and another cluster appeared yesterday right above my belly button?
Get examined : Painful blistering lesions on skin can be a manifestation of herpes zoster (shingles) that can be treated with medication. Redness spreading from area of blistering rash can indicate cellulitis or worse early facilitate. Celiac disease can cause painful blistering rash known as dermatitis herpetiformis. Allergic reactions to plants (poison ivy), foods & medications can cause painful blistering ...Read more
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?
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 pa?
Infection: You may have a urachal cyst infection.Immediate medical intervention is needed. ...Read more
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
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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