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Rashes on navel?

Rashes on navel?

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have weird rash around navel piercing, should I be concerned?

I have weird rash around navel piercing, should I be concerned?

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

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I get a rash after taking navel piercing out, what could be wrong?

I get a rash after taking navel piercing out, what could be wrong?

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

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Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more