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What Does An Itchy Belly Button Mean
Fungal dermatitis: Try washing umbilicus daily with a dandruff shampoo, as it could just be a fungal infection (like jock itch and athletes foot). These fungi like warm moist places. Belly buttons often qualify. Also can itch from contact dermatitis allergic response to metals like navel rings, jeans buttons, zippers, etc.
I have a super itchy feeling in my naval I went to my mother and she saw a hole in my belly button and there was also a smell what could this mean?
Infection: It could be an infected cyst, abscess, or a draining sinus tract. You may need a course of antibiotics and consult with surgeon.
Itching navel is not: An early pregnancy indicator. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning.
Infected cyst: You should see your doctor so he/she can inspect it and provide antibiotics, if needed.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
My belly button is red itchy and I don't know why and its been like this for a day or two now? What is it help please?
Irritation: Low grade bacterial or fungal infection- see your physician.
Picked my belly button yesterday and now there's some clear fluid inside and the area around it is a little itchy. ShouldI be worried?
Irritation: Can be caused by infection (bacterial vs fungal), or inflammation.Treatment depends on diagnosis. Continue to do some navel gazing without any manipulation of area. If persists or worsens, seek medical attention. You can also send in a picture. Any navel piercings involved? If so, remove foreign body.
Not at all: That is not a symptom of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.
Infection: May be bacterial or fungal. Clean it well with a q-tip and peroxide. Apply a coat of neosporin triple antibiotic and cover with a porous bandage. Change the bandage every 12 hours until it starts to look better. If it doesn't look less red or angry in 24-36 hours have a physician evaluate. If the redness is spreading around in the skin of the belly seek prompt treatment.
Red patch: Without seeing this it is impossible to determine what it is. You can try a short course of over-the-counter topical steroid (hydrocortisone cream) to see if the area normalizes and the itching improves. If no response in 1 week or the area enlarges or changes then you should see your primary care physician or a dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
IkeM928: We unfortunately don't have your age, but mild inflammation around the umbilicus is not uncommon, and usually caused by not drying well when exiting the shower or bath, to sweating in hot climates, but the important issue is not to mistake that for a periumbilical hernia, where there is usually swelling and pain as well. Keep it dry, report changes AND SWELLING and apply bacitracin ointment. thanks
Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days? How long will it last without the medicine?
RED BELLY BUTTON: IT MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF AN INFECTION. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK.
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