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What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy from the snaps on blue jeans or a metal belt buckle is a common cause of an itchy red rash near the umbilicus (belly button). A dermatologist or allergist can confirm using an allergy patch test. ...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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I've had bad allergies my whole life. Reacted to skin test with red itchy bumps however doctor said the test was negative. Why did I react?

I've had bad allergies my whole life. Reacted to skin test with red itchy bumps however doctor said the test was negative. Why did I react?

Hard to say: There are conditions in which the skin does not react properly to a skin test. Thus, to rule that out, we always place what is called a "positive control" - one of the tests is not an allergen, but histamine, which is the chemical released in an allergic reaction. If you don't react to histamine, we know that something is wrong with your skin. So a negative panel always has ONE itchy bump. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps(single at a time, all over body) feverish feeling, no fever, weakness in knees, chills, normal blood tests. Please help me.

Itchy bumps(single at a time, all over body) feverish feeling, no fever, weakness in knees, chills, normal blood tests. Please help me.

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may wish to consult a dermatologist if your current doctor has not provided a satisfactory explanation. ...Read more

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Got blood test for herpes2, never got call from doctors which means neg. I get 1-2 teenie raised semi itchy bumps here and there. Any ideas?

Got blood test for herpes2, never got call from doctors which means neg. I get 1-2 teenie raised semi itchy bumps here and there. Any ideas?

Contact your doctor: Lack of call from doctor does not mean negative result. Please contact your doctor to find out the result. If that does not help, you may wish to see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have several bumps on my buttox.and a very itchy rash under my belly button.and sores on my scalp that wont heal.im miserable 24/7.can you help?

I have several bumps on my buttox.and a very itchy rash under my belly button.and sores on my scalp that wont heal.im miserable 24/7.can you help?

Rash: Hi, Sorry to hear about your trouble. It seems you have a fungus infection and you need treatment, although it's hard to make a diagnosis of a rash without close examination. Please see your provider for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 days ago and I have a bunch of small red itchy bumps on my stomach between my breasts and belly button. What is this?

I had my gallbladder removed 4 days ago and I have a bunch of small red itchy bumps on my stomach between my breasts and belly button. What is this?

Reaction: This may be a reaction to the medications during surgery, medications you are taking now or the antiseptic solution used at the time of surgery most likely. Call your md and ask to be seen if this does not clear. ...Read more

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Weeping blisters on legs, trunk, arms, neck itchy bumps, dry patch skin on back. Weak fatigued, weight loss 10#=3 wks. Blood tests normal ?

Weeping blisters on legs, trunk, arms, neck itchy bumps, dry patch skin on back. Weak fatigued, weight loss 10#=3 wks. Blood tests normal ?

Get checked soon: Considering your overall fatigue it would be important for you to see a doctor urgently to see if the rashes are related to this fatigue and weight loss. You may be dehydrated and have a blood infection or serious allergic reaction. Good luck ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more