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Rash Around Navel
Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if your symptoms continue. ...Read more
Yes: The question is-is this an allergic metal contact dermatitis or a bacterial infection. Unless there is pus draining from the piercing site, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Repeated warm moist heat packs with a topical antibiotic may help. Sometimes antistaphylococcal antibiotics are necessary. If you are allergic to nickel in the stud, this will probably need to be replaced. ...Read more
My son is 11 and I noticed a rash around his navel 2 days ago. He also had some pus like discharge from around it. What is this and what can be done?
Clean and apply AB:
Make sure your son is cleaning the Naval area very well daily. This is commonly ignored area of the body. So it can accumulate dirt and sometimes gets inflamed so most likely commonsense cleaning and using OTC Antibiotic ointment will do the job.
If itching can apply Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. And lastly get it checked by Pediatrician if not improved with this approach in 2 days. ...Read more
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
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
Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
I developed skin rashes-2 on stomach, 1 in the navel, 1 on neck, 1 below knee and seems it is spreading. It is red and looks like it has small skin peel off and it doesn't itch me. I don't take medicines which could cause it. How to cure it?
Piercing rash: The pirecing can be infected or you may be allergic to the metal you just put in it, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
I have a rash (1 week) on my belly centered 6 in around the navel area, no pain, lotromin pluse aleviates the itch temporary, no sign of it going away?
Navel Rash: It could be a belt buckle rash? Or simply b/c of your jeans (the nickel part where the button is to close it)? Treatment is with prescription cortisone like vanos or clobex. ...Read more
I have a rash in between both groins and the bottom of my balls. This is the 2 time it has come back but before it also went up to my navel. What is it?
Fungal: It could be a fungal infection as this area gets moist with sweat and is therefore a haven for fungal infections. You can get something prescribed for this if this is what it is. Try to keep area dry - ex wear loose undershorts alone when home etc. Powder may also help in the area to help keep it dry. ...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?
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
2wk post laproscopic gallbladder, red rash encircling my navel by incision, itch like crazy. Just saw doc b4 this happened. What do I do?
You may be describing a surgical site infection of your umbilical port site. It may also be a reaction to the tapes that were on your skin until recently.
I would discuss it with your surgeon and give him/her a chance to see you and the rash you are talking about in person. ...Read more
I have a rash from drinking aspartame, and food dyes how do I rid of this rash; I get it on my neck and under the navel.?
Stop exposure: ...To allergic substances and rashes should spontaneously resolve. ...Read more
I've recently developed a rash underneath my navel. Never had it before post shaving my pubic hair so concerned its an std. What are the chances it is?
Probably not an STD: From your description I cannot tell what the problem is you need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Grandmother has been taking lamotrigine 25 mg at night for 1 week. I noticed a red rash on her belly / navel about the size of my palm. Could this be the dangerous rash? Is it safe to stop the med?
Use caution: The Lamotrigine rash if painful or itchy, can lead to stevens-johnson syndrome or epidermal necrosis, and is not something to decide here online. The presentation of the rash requires immediate notification to your doctor now, and there needs to be a joint decision today. Maybe of limited importance, but may be a significant event. Do not delay. ...Read more
Hi...im experiencing itchy, scaly and painful palms for the past 2 days...i also have redness, unpainful rashes all over my abdomen...rashes at the back?
Hard to diagnose: Unless visualized and touched. Please visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Rashes hi, I often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct
You should visit your primary care provider or an allergist to have allergy skin or blood testing done. In the meantime try benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that works then you can be more confident that it is allergy related. Also consider new lotions, detergents or soaps that you may be using.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Fever 5 days, dengue test -ve. Fever gone on 6th day but then rashes on face, back and chest, abdomen. Should I consent?
See your DR: I would suggest Health Care visit to DX rash and see if treatment is needed. ...Read more
I have rashes in my abdomen and back. At first it started in my arm. What do you think? Its sore and red and itchy. Not painful.
See Docotors: It is impossible to tell form description. It could be infection, allergy etc. ...Read more
I've suffered with high stress and anxiety for a year. In the morning I experience warm rashes on my abdomen, constant rib pain with fast heart rate.
Anxiety disorders: Are very treatable by a mental health professional. Please do what your doctor says and take any medicine he/she provides but do not limit your help to that. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Get it checked: Most rashes on a baby's abdomen are benign, and are caused by common skin conditions, such as eczema, or by common viruses. Signs that a rash may be more serious include if the rash looks like small purple spots or bruises, if the baby has a high fever with the rash, if your baby is lethargic or listless, or if the child has other symptoms, such as frequent vomiting, seizure, or a bulging fontanel. ...Read more
I have a quarter sized smooth rash on my abdomen that has not gone away for 2 months. Should I be concerned?
Maybe you should: I would be concerned about your immune system, can be found of infection, especially if it is circular. ...Read more
I have a rash on my abdomen and back. It was there 3 days ago for less than 24 hours and then it went away. Now it is back.?
Have your doctor refer you to a skin specialist.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Eruption on the skin: Located on the abdomen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many causes: Please describe the lesions and the distribution and the onset, more details are needed to assist you. ...Read more
Yes: Vey common.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Rashes can be due to so many things and your description, unfortunately, is not specific enough to even guess as to what the rash is due to or a suggested treatment. If you are concerned, see you physician. ...Read more