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Red Ring Around The Belly Button
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
I have red bumps around my belly button and they go around in a circle around my belly button and it's extremely itchy?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
My belly button stinks and is wet and crusty. It's pierced but it's not red around the piecing only inside the actual belly button. Why?
Infection: Your symptoms are suggesting a local infection, fungal/bacterial/mixed. Would suggest starting with an office visit with your pediatrician for a physical exam and a possible culture. The piercing might need to come out for the duration due to the fact that will act as an irritant. ...Read more
Dermatitis: You may have number of conditions . Allergic dermatitis and fungal infection to mention few of them . Are other associated symptoms like rash? More history is needed to make suggestion . If condition persist , please see your family doc , he might figure out what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An infection brewing: It seems that you have an infection there. Unfortunately, some have a very deep belly-button hole which can trap moisture/debris and can get infected. Early fungal infection can have itching to it, but bacterial infection typically causes more swelling. If an infected cyst is ruptured, it can stink. Since you are having pain, i suspect bacterial cause. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Infection/bleeding: Get checked by pmd.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain in belly button and pushed the top of the belly button inwards and now there is blood coming out?
Omphalitis: This occurs among people with very deep navels [persistent urachus] who have hairy skin on the abdomen. The hairs have tiny barbs on the sides which causes them to all line up inside the umbilicus where they slowly penetrate into the skin. So these loose hairs are causing inflamation in there, progressively worse. If you can clean them out, it will heal. This is hard, so surgical excision cures. ...Read more
Check it out: Any bump should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
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