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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

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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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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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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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 or use Hydrocortisone cream on it to ease the itch if would like. ...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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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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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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My belly button is itchy ? Wierds me out a bit

My belly button is itchy ?  Wierds me out a bit

Local irritation.: You may have a minor inflammatory or irritative process. Clean this with a cotton swab and use a dab of Hydrocortisone 1% for a few days. ...Read more

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Itchy belly button what it means?

Itchy belly button what it means?

Fungal dermatitis : Try washing umbilicus daily with a dandruff shampoo, as it could just be a fungal infection (like jock itch and athletes foot). These fungi like warm moist places. Belly buttons often qualify. Also can itch from contact dermatitis allergic response to metals like navel rings, jeans buttons, zippers, etc. ...Read more