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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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Infected cyst: You should see your doctor so he/she can inspect it and provide antibiotics, if needed. ...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 more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
IkeM928: We unfortunately dont 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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My belly button is itchy and red and sometimes wet and sometimes crusty. I don't have a piercing and shower regularly.?
Relax...: ...It's probably not a hygiene problem; but it could be a superficial bacterial or fungal infection, the vast majority of which have nothing to do with bathing (or lack of it). The belly button is also a classic site for psoriasis, and certain kinds of eczemas. See a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
My wife has an itchy irritation in her belly button that began on february 13 2013. It itches. What could it be and how do we treat it?
Need more info: Common causes would include irritant or allergic problems to skin care products used on the skin. Questions to ask her are: has she changed skin care products recently such as moisture creams, soaps, etc. Has she had problems like this before? Does she have dry skin issues. Try some otc Hydrocortisone 1-2 weeks and if no help or especially if worsens, see your dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a bug bite in my belly button and it really itchy and is oozing clear liquid what kind of bug bit me?
BELLY BUTTON BITE:
SORRY, I CANNOT TELL YOU WHICH BUG BIT YOU.
WHEN DID IT HAPPEN?
SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST IF IT PERSISTS.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
I scracthed my stomach saw a little blood in my belly button. It's also itchy now too what causes blood in belly button and to itch?
I wore a high girdle, it was hot. Now I have a bad itchy red patch where my belly button is, I think it was from the sweat, how do I treat this ?
Itch: Given the data presented, it would be reasonable to see if the tincture of time would allow the symptoms to disappear - particularly if the area is allowed to say cool, dry, and reasonably exposed to air. If it does not resolve, then evaluation is warranted to verify that there is no infectious process occurring such as a fungal infection. ...Read more
I scratched my belly button because it felt itchy, one day a lump in the inner ring of my bellybutton.If i touch it pain appears and irritation.bad?
Woke up with dried blood in my belly button...? It's not itchy or inflamed. It has a rather horrible smell when cleaning it. I have no idea what it is
Infection?: Could be an infection. Keep clean with soap and water. Neosporin to area till ypu see your doctor. ...Read more
Yeast or staph: If you have a piercing, this could be a bacterial infection like staph. Even without a piercing, yeast infections also start in that area because it is warm and moist. Clean it carefully with a q tip and some peroxide for a couple of days, and try putting some lotrimin (clotrimazole) anti-yeast cream in the area. If the redness spreads, you get fever or you have increased pain, see your doctor right away. ...Read more
I have a red itchy area on my stomach, to the right of my belly button. Any ideas on what it could be? Http://imgur.Com/a/qt2e6
Not sure.: Can't tell from the image. Appears to be a very faint reddish non raised lesion with irregular border. Need more history. Have you contacted anything? ...Read more
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