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Itchy belly button what it means?

Itchy belly button what it means?

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

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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What does it mean when your belly button is itchy?

What does it mean when your belly button is itchy?

Differing reasons: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy belly button and stomach?

Contact dermatitis: Did you get a new pair of jeans? Some people are allergic to nickel in top button of jeans that typically reaches/touches belly button. ...Read more

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Will an itchy belly button be signs of pregnancy?

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

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Is an itchy belly button a sign of pregnancy?

Is an itchy belly button a sign of pregnancy?

No, itchy belly: Button does not signal pregnancy. Please take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy belly button and yellow pus like liquid?

What can cause an itchy belly button and yellow pus like liquid?

Infected cyst: You should see your doctor so he/she can inspect it and provide antibiotics, if needed. ...Read more

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My belly button is itchy ? Wierds me out a bit

Local irritation.: You may have a minor inflammatory or irritative process. Clean this with a cotton swab and use a dab of Hydrocortisone 1% for a few days. ...Read more

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Itchy swelling on my belly button?

Navel: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Umbilical hernia can be a reason for ^'ed protrusion. ...Read more

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Belly button itchiness and around stomach?

Belly button itchiness and around stomach?

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

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I have been having this weird itchy feeling around my belly button what could that be?

I have been having this weird itchy feeling around my belly button what could that be?

Infection? Allergic: reaction? You may have an infection such as yeast infection or an allergic reaction. Have your physician take a look at it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Itchy belly button sign of pregnancy?

Itchy belly button sign of pregnancy?

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

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My belly button is itchy red crusty smelly and bleeding ?

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

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Hi. So red itchy patch beneath belly button? What do I do?

Hi. So red itchy patch beneath belly button? What do I do?

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

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Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days ?

Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days
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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