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My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...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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Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

Itchy  red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck  spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection  scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

It could: Tinea versicolor can be spread by contact. I would go to be seen and confirm since the treatment for an infection so widespread would be an oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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Rash on my incision belly button?

Rash on my incision belly button?

You may have an: infection or allergic reaction to the belly button, also known as the umbilicus. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Felt burning on stomach no itching appearance like ring worm , right belly button . One cluster after. Pinky Joint catching . Eclectic stab thigh

Felt burning on stomach no itching appearance like ring worm , right belly button . One cluster after. Pinky Joint catching . Eclectic stab thigh

Rather unclear: question. Perhaps you can include a photo of the skin lesion and clarify what you mean by pinky joint catching and eclectic stab. Then you could have a better answer to your question. ...Read more

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I have a strange rash around the groin area and comes up near my belly button In spots. ?

I have a strange rash around the groin area and comes up near my belly button  In spots. ?

Rash: tough to diagnose rashes over the computer. In the groin one would consider a Tinea cruris (Jock itch) or fungal infection, BUT, as stated, get an exam to properly diagnose and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows , my stomach above belly button. What could this be?

Eczema: But it could also be dry skin especially during the winter months. Need to lotion up with any moisturizing cream or lotion, you may also need prescription strength steroids depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Rash between upper thighs. Itchy at times?

Rash between upper thighs. Itchy at times?

Dermatitis: Could be contact dermatitis, tinea cruris or just good ole heat rash! you would be better seeing an md than worrying all the time! regards! ...Read more

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Rash in inner elbows, itchy. what is it?

Rash in inner elbows, itchy. what is it?

Rash: there are a number of possibilities for this. an intercrural dermatitis is one. this may be related to heat and sweating. Are there any rashes in other places? Has there been contact with an allergen such as sumac or poison ivy? Often the treatment is a topical steroid as the cause may be illusive. ...Read more

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i have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. brown itchy rash appears ?

 i have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. brown itchy rash appears ?

A common rash in : the skin folds of the inner thigh is jock itch.This can be treated with over the counter anti-fungal medicine. ...Read more

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Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Don't panic.: Nothing makes people more nervous than a rash in the genital area. It could be anything from jock itch to an allergy to something you applied in that area to, yes, something you caught from intimate contact. Put your mind at ease by seeing your doctor and getting it sorted out. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream first if you wish, but if that doesn't work, see your doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pin point "rash" wraps around right wrist. No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Pin point  "rash" wraps around right wrist.  No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Resolving: If fading this is good. Just wait and watch and if does not come back you should be good to go ...Read more

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Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Shingles: This sounds like it could be shingles but that usually burns more than you describe a picture would help but i suggest taking it to your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a red rash around the inner elbow area. It doesn't appear to b ringworm.

My 4 year old has a red rash around the inner elbow area. It doesn't appear to b ringworm.

Rashes: Are hard to diagnose without being seen. A rash in the inner elbow area could be eczema. You can try coconut oil or aveeno (oatmeal) lotion and see if tat helps. You can also try over the counter steroid creams. Before you do anything take a picture to show your doctor in case none of the above helps and yo need to be seen, . ...Read more

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I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision  using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

Metal allergy: A possibility is metal allergy. Patch testing can be done to clarify. Another possibility is infection (bacterial or fungal), which should be treated. Consider virtual consult or discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Small, nondescript, asymmetrical, itchy rashes reoccur on legs. Neosporin relieves but another appears.

See a dermatologist: No diagnosis is possible from this description. If if improves with neosporin it will improve with anything you rub in. Neosoorin is not known to help any skin condition. Worse, it is a common sensitizer causing allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more