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Psoriasis Around Belly Button
I had psoriasis on my abdomen but now it's cleared but I have pigmentation/spots. It's probably post-inflammatory pigmentation? Can I get a body lift?
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
My scalp has red patches all over. No itch. Nothing is working! Derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis. Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?
Rashes: Chronic rashes are very frustrating. If this has been going on awhile and your treatments aren't helping much, it may be time to have a biopsy to see directly where the problem is. Most dermatologists would not hesitate. Good luck. ...Read more
Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?
She needs to be seen: By a dermatologist. In addition to psoriasis, the generalized rash could be due to many causes- underlying medical condition, allergic reaction to meds/ foods, autoimmune condition, toxic epidermal necrolysis etc let the specialist make an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment! Hope she gets better! ...Read more
My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eye lash, genitals. Can this be psoriasis?
Psoriasis on stomach that's cleared. Left with a patch of discolored skin brown-reddish brown. Derm. Says it's pigment discoloration. Will it clear?
No: You probably have post inflammatory pigmentation or from the treatment. Most likely is permanent. Ask dermatologist. ...Read more
I have fluid filled blisters on my bikini line and a mild psoriasis like rash on my thighs and stomach. What could this be?
You may have two...:
I suspect you have two infections present: along the bikini line is likely a folliculitis (do you shave there?); the second is likely the rash of a yeast (fungal) skin infection.
over the counter you can use neosporin for the 1st and miconazole cream for the 2nd. Both are twice daily ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more
No.: Not after you are born. Prior to that time it was the tether that provided all your substance. Funny - it goes from being one of the most important things in your life to being nearly useless. ...Read more
Bleeding Navel.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more
Belly Buttonitis: Well, if you've turned blue and it squeaks when you press it, you've turned into a Smurf doll. Otherwise, it could be a small smoldering infection, something stuck in there or maybe a small hernia in that area. Take a close look for redness, swelling, or stuff in there. Then there's the remote possibility you've been probed by aliens. Just be thankful it was your belly button... ...Read more
Umphylitis: Chronic infection and/or inflammation of the umbilicus is most likely present. Try warm compresses, pat dry gently and apply an antibacterial, antifungal cream to see if it resolves. Your pharmacist can recommend the cream or ointment. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
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Evaluation: Hi, first step is to make a diagnosis and that cannot be done without history and examination, so I suggest that u see a provider for further assessment. Best of luck. ...Read more
Belly button: 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 the cord falls off. ...Read more
What kind of pain?: Longstanding, episodic, unchanging discomfort? Is it meal-related, position-related, altered by stooling or gas passage, does it radiate elsewhere, is it associated with fever, weight loss, tenderness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, blood in stool? Anticipate your doctor will be seeking this information when you present for appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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